SHORT FILMS FOR YOU
From 10 July to 30 September, 2012.
Audio book on loan at the information desk at Matadero Madrid and at firstname.lastname@example.org
Language of the piece: English. Loans for a maximum of 2 days.
Short Films For You is a collection of micro-experiences. Each one is a mixture of sound, location and object. Some of them you undertake alone, some on foot, some in a bus, others are for the comfort of your own home, or in the company of a friend.
Duncan Speakman has been creating audio works with his collective Circumstance, often using instructions to make the audience into performers, these works have tended to be long experiences, leaning towards notions of the epic. This project was a chance to create smaller, more detailed individual experiences, a kind of sketchbook. It also seeks to explore the relationship between the book as both an object and a leaping off point.
Each of the works in the collection was created at Timelab in collaboration with artists from different disciplines, and the core of each piece was created through an intensive one week process. Tom Abba (UK) brought in a sense of early 20th century gothic literature, Els Viaene (BE) drew on her location sound recording practice. Reinout Hiel (BE) uses photography to create a fixed visual counterpoint on a moving bus journey, Yoko Ishiguro (JP) turns the book into a performance space for an intimate dance.
This project was always going to be a risk, an experiment, and in the end it was always going to be for you. Short Films For You
Duncan Speakman is an artist whose work explores how we use sound to navigate social and physical environments. His recent work has focused on headphone based experiences that draw on cinematic styles and create participatory performances in public spaces. http://productofcircumstance.com twitter: @ofcircumstance
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