Over the last year one of the main points I have explored is how text and audio can translate into the visual. My preferred way to do this is to take small aspects of the former, break them down and try to find things that can represent them visually in a striking way. I then sew them back together into a discernable linear plot in a completely different medium.
‘Salt and Pepper’ is a short film about unrequited love. Two of the most important influences for this have been Free People’s Roshambo and Sean Mahoney’s Say it Right. Roshambo tells the story of love with an expiration date through gorgeous cinematography, and Say it Right conveys the rationalizing and overcoming of heartache through lyricism. What I wanted to do with Salt and Pepper was vaguely similar to my last film Father’s Guitars in that it uses what I like to call an invisible script. Where Father’s Guitars grew out of making references to an audio track the scenes in my latest piece are all in reference to a 39 line, freestyle, visceral poem. Other artists that have influenced me are Ed Atkins, Sung Hwan Kim and Laure Prouvost.
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