‘But films need to be seen by people and are not made to just lie on shelves…’
Malcolm Le Grice
‘My main theme is the extension of the nervous system in the electric age, and thus, the complete break with five thousand years of mechanical technology. This I state over and over again. I do not say whether this is a good or bad thing. To do so would be meaningless and arrogant.’
Marshall McLuhan, letter to Robert Fulford,1964
I love the idea that boundaries are intentionally made to be challenged, twisted and stretched. My work plays with the boundaries of cine film, as a physical material, and as a representation of the cinematic. The way it communicates to individuals in a world full of technological mess, is still completely unique.
I am fascinated by the relationship between the seductiveness of the filmstrip, the projector as a masculine mechanism of light and the splicer as a surgical device. My approach embraces the poetic notions of British Avant-Garde underground artist filmmakers of the 70’s, inspired by experimental contemporary artists (expanded cinema) and the heavily embedded films of Tarkovsky.
What pushes me to investigate the relationship between art and film, is the question of nostalgia and obsolescence. Analogue film is proceeding into a state of redundancy, yet is still one of the most animated experiences on this planet. As a moving image, it is also frozen, suspended, in an induced coma by the new media.