Initially, I made a series of silent films whereby two materials are juxtaposed and respond to eachother. For example: ink & water, ice & glue, flour & gravity. The methodology and materials are set but the shape of the film is not. The methodology allows for openness and fluidity within definable measures. For example, dropping coloured ink into a glass of water causes the coloured ink to swirl unpredictably because of inks response to the water and gravity, within the glass. Ink is opaque and water is transparent. Film records the dynamic interplay of these two materials. This unpredictability and spontaneity allows study and observation of material properties without human interference and agenda. In this way, the material facilitates new meanings and deconstructs habitual representation, thus allowing personal transformation. That transformation occurs shows that previously, the material has been envisaged in clichéd ways.
It initiates deeper understanding of materials and their properties through unpredictability. This expands scope because the form or finished film is unpredictable, therefore the interpretation of it also. The audience can perceive it in different ways, meaningfully.