Animated short film, Royal College of Art, London, 2009
Dictaphone Parcel is an animation based on a sound recorded with a dictaphone travelling secretly inside a parcel. As the hidden recorder travels through the global mail system, from London to Helsinki, it captures the unexpected. We hear a mixture of abstract sounds, various types of transport and even discussions between the mail workers. The animation visualizes this journey by creating an imaginary documentary.
Dictaphone Parcel was awarded the Passion Pictures Prize in London, in February 2010.
Lays bare the post-human vacuity of prerecorded existence, echoing Burroughs' reflection on modern civilization: "nothing here but the recordings." With a brief explanation of the history of recording media, Richardson describes our brave new world of artifice, emptiness and illusion where the magnetic ghosts of civilization have conquered the living.
Project 6 videos. A trip between sounds, music, pictures and poems into the perception of the external environment and intimate space. Returning to the fragmentation of the mirror as a representation of the different angles of mechanical actions. Reflection material and non-target, the inner reality
Free Prelinger Archives
Sara Ayers "voices"
Jaime Heras " Movimiento IV for piano"
video - sound and performance Isabel Pérez del Pulgar
Director: Jordan Bahat
Cinematographer: Andrew Wheeler
Production Designer: Erika Walters
Producer: Paul Bock
Editors: Joe Shahood & Jordan Bahat
VFX: Shahriar Rahman
Color: Marshall Plante @ Ntropic
Commissioner: Alex Bittan