ACCIDENT & DESIGN

by Ian HELLIWELL
2008 / 8mm / color / sound / 1S / 7' 10

The result of 4 years of searching out and sifting through hundreds of amateur standard 8mm films, extracting those sequences which exhibited certain inadvertent eye-catching qualities – light flare, accidental shooting, abstraction and camera judder. Over time these pieces of film were collated and gradually spliced together to construct an audio-visual collage, integrating the disparate elements. The music was recorded as a separate entity, starting with an improvisation on violin, and then built up with electronic sounds and percussion. It was originally composed as a piece for radio broadcast, and subsequently rearranged and edited to work with the film.

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distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 27,00 €