"A while back, I would obsessively record things off the TV and collect films from film fairs, shops and car boot sales - this film represents a third of the quest to digitise that collection….around 580 hrs of dropped frames, filled hard drives and distracting ingesting chugging away in the corner of my studio.
The constant in the tapes is me, its as good a self portrait as I'm going to make at the moment. Some of the tapes are old favourites, some I have never watched until they went in, and some I still have no clue as to what is on them.
I often would set the recorder going at the start of a film and then go to bed and pass out, the tape stopping automatically when it would run out. As a result many of the tapes have a whole heap of footage recorded after the thing I wanted had finished, resulting in a single channel blind trawl of late night night programming (a lot of ceefax and oracle)
The 580hrs contained in this video are destined to meet their 1160 brothers and sisters in an installation planned to run over three consecutive days, but that is a story for another time.
One of my favourite film soundtracks is from a flick called You Are What You Eat (the film is in there I think)
I am definitely what I watched
Karsten Pflum Borg_Acid160bpm taken from the album Covert by Anonymous Various Artists
Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow feature film captures extraordinary moments of contact between people and animals as seen through the lens of the artist’s camera on more than thirty expeditions to some of the earth's most remote places. Written, directed, produced, and filmed by Gregory Colbert, it is a poetic field study that depicts the world not as it is, but as it might be—a world in which the natural and artificial boundaries separating humans from other species do not exist. The viewing experience is one of wonder and contemplation, serenity, and hope.
Edited by two-time Oscar-winner Pietro Scalia; narrated by actors Laurence Fishburne (English), Enrique Roche (Spanish), and Ken Watanabe (Japanese). Musical collaborators include Michael Brook, David Darling, Heiner Goebbels, Lisa Gerrard, Lukas Foss, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Djivan Gasparyan.