finger petals (4minutes, 16mm, Colour, Sound, 2002)
Egan’s first film and her first experiment in translating written text/language into an aural object. “finger petals” is a handmade cameraless film which uses collage techniques to sculpt the images and sound. The visual composition was made by meticulously cutting, shaping and collaging flowers onto the filmstrip. The sound treatment is created by pasting e.e. cummings’ poem “somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond,” the letters themselves forming the audio as their graphic shape is translated into sound.