New Film Work that creates a fusion of the creative fields of animation, abstract film, visual music, sound art, video art and visual poetry.
Part two: TOM COD
This work is suite of related audiovisual poems. TOM COD being the imaginary character of the viewer entering these particular film worlds but also being an acronym for a gallery exhibition from which these audiovisual poems have been developed. TOM COD is about the experience of modern conundrums and contradictions; The Tyranny Of the Moment the Closeness Of Distance. In a nutshell we are encouraged more and more to live for the moment but often become to busy and distracted to actually be in the moment. All distances, social and geographical are apparently closer with for instance plane travel, GPS, internet, Google Earth, email and social networking yet do we feel any closer to more or less people and places?
This exhibition and the associated films do not provide a text based essay let alone answers to these paradoxes! The works do however invite experience of specific moments and general reflection on our connections to place and people, collective and individual memory and imaginings.
And other films by Paul Fletcher
Part one: Departures, Delays and Returns
This film is an ode to actual train travel as well as the metaphorical inferences of departures; traveling to ‘other’ destinations, delays and returning ‘home’. This is a slowly mesmerizing style of film determined to create the experience of appreciating the value of the slow passing and accumulation of time itself. This film grew out of a projection installation, The Railways Time Machine.
Footage and information of the associated Gallery and Public Projection exhibitions, Tom Cod audiovisual and sound sculpture exhibition and The Railways Time Machine projection installation and live performance. Plus a special password and internet link are included which will enable access to additional related downloadable digital audio cd and electronic booklet.