super eight film and video works
I seem to have become a film / video maker over the past few years. Initially I made super eight films but as the medium became more difficult to buy and even difficult to get developed I sought out a digital version. I found a small video camera which held an SD card – it cost 40 euro and was a two and a half pixel image. I made about ten short video ‘light poems’, as I liked to call them, which you can see on my youtube and myspace sites. They all share that degraded lo-fi quality which I like and that I associate with super-eight film. More recently, as my original little camera began to fail, I started using a Sanyo Exacti – a 9 megapixel camera with an SDHC card and recently I have upgraded to a FullHD Sanyo 10 megapixel camera. A camera small enough to be discrete and make ‘hipshots’ with.
LIST OF WORKS AND DESCRIPTION –
‘LISTEN BETTER’ – 2009
A short video to accompany the CHAO PHRAYA BANGKOK RIVER AUDIO PROJECT. This is re-filmed super eight film footage shot on super eight in Bangkok. I projected the original super eight film onto a piece of A4 white paper and re-filmed it with my original video camera. Edited it and added text from Leonardo Da Vinci and Herman Hesse in my Mac imovie. (11 minutes) – https://vimeo.com/19129593
HONG KONG EXPRESS / GIACINTO / DETAINED ANGEL / LOVE IN A DEAD LANGUAGE / OCEANIC FEELING-LIKE / STEERING BY STARS / PO MAHINA / DUBBING LOL / THE RETURN OF SHADOWS / RAYON HULA / HAMMERS AND FEATHERS / BANGKOK RIVER ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY- 2007-9. Are a series of short video pieces with my music and can be viewed on youtube – http://www.youtube.com/user/cooparia
STOLEN MOMENTS – 2004 (11 minutes)
A ‘scratch video’ made of found footage from de-tuned television stations. Two versions exist but I only use the 11 minute dvd version for live presentation. Several live performances have been made as the duo SCHISMOPHONIA with ELIO MARTUSCIELLO who is himself a musician composer / improviser and video maker – http://www.youtube.com/eliomart
PLANET PACIFIC- PIECES OF HEAVEN -1998
A super eight film collage of mostly travels in and around the Pacific. Dedicated to Australian writer Nancy Phelan from whom I stole the title. The film is now used primarily as a backdrop to live performances of my composition BEACH CROSSINGS-PACIFIC FOOTPRINTS. (40 minutes)
THOSE FINAL ADJUSTMENTS
A series of super eight shorts includes film of some of my graphic works and collage sculptures, travel shots, films around the house and direct film animation in the style of Len Lye etc.
An installation/screening/exhibition titled ‘SOME SOUND POINT OF VIEW’ took place for one month at G.R.I.M. in MARSEILLE, FRANCE in December 2008 which included the video films LISTEN BETTER, DETAINED ANGEL, LOVE IN A DEAD LANGUAGE, OCEANIC FEELING-LIKE, STEERING BY STARS, PO MAHINA, DUBBING LOL, THE RETURN OF SHADOWS, RAYON HULA, HAMMERS AND FEATHERS, BANGKOK RIVER ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY.