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  2. 2008, 1.30 mins, colour, stereo, DV

    Welshmen, NASA agents and snooker champions collide with advanced intelligence from outer space.

    Produced for The Golden Record exhibition curated by Mel Brimfield, a contemporary version of the phonograph record included by Carl Sagan and NASA scientists in the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. Containing sounds, greetings and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, it “is intended for any intelligent extra-terrestrial life form, or far-future humans, that may find it.”

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  3. The result of a happenstance response to Lord Mongo's spasmodic ballet and mad-masked prog-rock ramblings upon Parys Mountain. Directed by Dave Griffiths & Nick Jordan

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  4. 2009, 7.40 mins, colour, stereo, UK

    An investigator decodes the Universe through fiery entrails of film, recounting a myth of primal origins, worldly corruption and ultimate fate. His shuffling archive of movie cue-dots hovers between stillness and motion, the result of observing and recording barely visible matter on the screen’s margins. Energy escapes these orbital fetishes, displaced from their usual microscopic scale to mix with scenery and bodies. Meanwhile their collector recounts a life of fruitless research.

    Seer’s Catalogue marks International Year of Astronomy 2009 by colliding pseudo-cosmology with materialist flicker. This ‘history’ of the cue-dot commemorates the mechanical flux of celluloid, and reflects on our urge to hoard and recombine media relics in intimate acts of collective memory.

    Written, directed & edited by Dave Griffiths. Sound design by Ben Gwilliam, voice by Philip Davenport. Assistant Animation by Andrea Hall.

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  5. Steven Bode, Film and Video Umbrella: "Babel Fiche began as an online call for user-donated video content in which people’s singular and disparate perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything might offer a patchwork cross-section of contemporary experience. If YouTube is the accepted star-chart of this strange new online cosmos, Babel Fiche is a self-consciously small-scale satellite. […] Distilled and compressed onto microfilm, these cryptic thumbnail images went on to inspire their own mini-narrative. Featuring contributions from writers Gaia Holmes and Stefan Skrimshire, a resulting 18-minute video imagines this time capsule of found footage from the vantage point of the near future, where archivists pore over, and labour to piece together, these once-familiar everyday scenes. Embellished by an atmospheric soundtrack by musician Graham Massey (808 State), Griffiths’ project reminds us how images of the past are so often lost in translation yet continue to speak to us all the same."

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Dave Griffiths

Selected work by Film Material Soup, a loose collective of UK artists. Join us at one of our screening events, exhibitions or discussions. We share critical gumbo and live chowder. http://filmmaterialsoup.wordpress.com

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