1. Music Dylan Tighe
    Film Paul Prendergast
    Featuring Dylan Tighe & Miriam Galea

    Background Information:

    Dylan Tighes debut album "Record" is officially released on Febuary 3rd 2014, and available at

    This Film was created by experimental filmmaker Paul Prendergast.

    Background to Film:

    The music video was all originally shot on 16mm Film and edited on a steenbeck editing suite.
    The Final edit took place digitally after a specialist telecine in Berlin.

    It fuses originally shot 16mm Colour and Black+White Reversal Film and intercuts this with both specialist found footage, sourced from Craig Baldwins Other Cinema Library in San Francisco and specially treated and handpainted black and white blank leader film.

    All the film has been hand processed, treated(painted on, bleached,scratched,attacked) and edited(steenbeck) by Paul Prendergast at the LaborBerlin Artist run Filmlab, in Berlin, Germany.

    16mm film Concept: Paul Prendergast and Dylan Tighe
    16mm film: Made by Paul Prendergast

    Special thanks goes to:

    Craig Baldwin - Other Cinema, San Francisco(Specialist Found Footage Source)
    LaborBerlin Artist run FilmLab, Berlin, Germany(Film Processing, Treating and Editing)
    Andrew Legge - 16mm Bolex Camera
    Alan Toner - Specialist HD Cameras
    Michael Smyth - HD Post Production Technology and Technical Consultancy
    Columb Gilna at the Irish Film Archive


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  2. Part 1 of 2. Our journey begins in tranquil ephemera, then evolves into broken reality.

    Soundtrack by: koas

    Chapter Three: You Can Never Go Home is an excerpt from an original live 16mm film projection with an additional 8mm projected overlay. Each installment is performed live without prior rehearsal.

    Chapter One can be seen here:
    Chapter Two can be seen here:
    Chapter Three [part 2] can be seen here:

    "And now, because you have known madness and despair, and because you will grow desperate again before you come to evening, we who have stormed the ramparts of the furious earth and been hurled back, we who have been maddened by the unknowable and bitter mystery of love, we who have hungered after fame and savored all of life, the tumult, pain, and frenzy, and now sit quietly by our windows watching all that henceforth never more shall touch us - we call upon you to take heart, for we can swear to you that these things pass.”
    ― Thomas Wolfe

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  3. NEW LANDS a film in Super8 (2009-2012)
    Opera by: Bennet Pimpinella
    Cinematography: Alessandro Chiodo
    Soundtrack: Justice
    Format: Shoot in Film Super 8

    Cross, performance, erotism, madness, scratch running into the vital space of people that you meet in the street. For 90 seconds.
    The man (Bennet) holds the cross that is a transitory element, the fulcrum of the quick and drifting relation between the performer and the people passing by.
    The dynamics of the exchange is sudden but at the same time invasive, the man makes a sign on nude bodies that show themselves to the camera. Then it leaves them. Later takes them back, one after another, scratching them on the film, again and again.
    The cross lands on the nude skin freeing the female body from a secular repression, or signs the skin and body thus becoming a gesture of self-censorship against a sexual liberty that is too ostentatious.
    The people in the street curiosly watch, taking part of the growing excitement, palpable, that preceeds the movement.
    The erotism becomes sublime during the preparation, at the moment the individual collects the provocation, accepting to become the main character of a game with parts that are not defined.

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  4. 2012
    Filmed on the Optical Printer

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  5. Chapter Two: Midwinter is the second installment in a series of live performances. Each installment is performed live without prior rehearsal.

    Soundtrack by koas

    Chapter One can be seen here:
    Chapter Three [part 1] can be seen here:
    Chapter Three [part 2] can be seen here:

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