1. Gemma, an artist making sculpture from her plumbing materials, muses on the nature of work, creativity and freedom

    'I think I needed more time...to have my time to create...and I value that more than I value the colour of money...'

    commissioned by Marker Ltd, funded by The Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust and the Glass House Trust

    Screenings:

    Raven Row I London
    Thursday 2nd August 2012 I 6pm
    Construction & the Games - Project Screening

    The Lexi Cinema I London
    Tuesday 17th January 2012
    Construction & the Games - Project Screening

    constructionandthegames.com/

    Shortwave Cinema I London
    UnderWire Short Film Festival 2011
    Wednesday 23rd November 2011

    Shortlisted for the XX Award, an award open to male and female directors and for films which put an interesting female character at their centre

    underwirefestival.com/?page_id=377

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  2. A visual essay reassembled from my (pseudo-) video diaries. About my reflexions on the interrelationship between vision, memory, and the process of image (re)production. Also, it is my self-portrait.

    ★ award/selection record:
    *15E FESTIVAL DES CINÉMAS DIFFÉRENTS ET EXPÉRIMENTAUX DE PARIS (2013), Award of the International Competition
    * Backup festival Weimar, Germany, 2014

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  3. Starts with the act of the actor translates a recording of some one reading intimate letter instantly and repeatedly, with super 8mm film projected on his face. I try to mixed the actual process of (mis)translation with nostalgic images into a heterogenic impurity, through emphasizing the materiality and performativity of the images, and the alchemic manner of manipulation of the images. Use language as the medium and images as the language to present the in-between-ness of one’s conflicting inner scenery.
    The video aims to discuss the relationships between outward and inward narratives, and to demonstrate the in-between condition of one’s inner scene, in the space between translation, memory and forgetfulness, and the process of identification. In between the introjection act of the narratives from the outside world, and the projection act of speech and expression keep re-defining the edges of one’s self; In where emotions grow and vanish.

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  4. Qu'elle est cet endroit , qu'est-ce que c'est ? Le texte dit avec un fort accent écossais introduit le film. Un « sky island » est un massif de montagnes dont les conditions d'isolement topographique se répercutent au niveau des écosystèmes.
    C'est une expression anglaise signifiant littéralement en français « île du ciel ». Le terme fût inventé par un américain, Weldon Heald dans un livre de 1967. Durant un voyage en Ecosse, vers l'île de Skye, le jeu de mot entre le ciel et le nom de l'île me parut évident. L'île de Skye est décrite par les guides ainsi :« Ses montagnes se dressent face à l'océan, des petites routes plongent vers les falaises et les baies. Son rivage, si découpé est balayé par des vents violents, sur son sol, on n'est jamais à plus de 10 kms de la mer ». La traversée du paysage en voiture de location fût pour nous assez rapide, je voulais garder une trace vidéo de ce passage. Mais sur les routes assez tortueuses il fût difficile de garder une image stable, alors la superposition au montage entre la route défilante et la route défilée fût une alternative qui me semblait illustrer parfaitement ce temps suspendu, intemporelle comme le paysage de l'île, entre ciel, montagne et mer.

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  5. Excerpt from larger work installed at Westspace gallery, Melbourne, 2011. HDV, stereo sound.

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