Made with a specially adapted video camera, this film explores the interaction between TV monitor and camera. By shooting off the screen and generating feedback, the image is modified and controlled by small handheld physical movements. The soundtrack was made with Helliwell’s self built Hellitron tone generators.
This is an excerpt from ian Helliwell's film that runs for 7'00.
Found footage super 8 film originally made for a screening at an event celebrating the work of JG Ballard. Various car crashes, vintage glamour striptease and electronic sounds are cut together to form a collage.
The film first screened at Zoom Lens, the Basement, Brighton, in November 2012.
This is an extract from Ian Helliwell's film that runs 4'05.
Short video documentation of Ian Helliwell’s Practical Electronica exhibition at Phoenix Brighton gallery in Nov/Dec 2011. Made with stills, video and animation, the film captures the various interactive parts of the display centred around the Practical Electronica documentary, concerning the work of electronic composer/inventor FC Judd.
The various exhibits lead off into other related areas of Helliwell's work, including collages and machines. His modified TV and microphone, and the Hellimatic electronic sound generator are shown being activated by visitors to the gallery.
The film was completed in February 2012 and first screened at Cafe Oto in London for the Wire Salon - Practical Electronica: From Chromasonics to the Megatherm.
Found super 8 striptease footage already displaying signs of age and decay, was further treated with ink, and then cut up and reorganised. The soundtrack involves electronic sound and improvisations with the Hellitone Piano.
This is an excerpt from Ian Helliwell's film that runs 3''30.