UK, 1972-2003, 9 minutes
B&W, Sound (Optical), 2-screen, 16mm
Projector performance for two projectors and two optical soundtracks
A two-projector film performance using images and sounds made directly by hand. The film is a re-working of the single-screen film Cycles #1 in which paper dots were stuck onto the surface of the film and optical soundtrack. When projected the dots appear to fuse together as the gaps between them decrease; the separate image-moments become a single ball of light, and the separate sound-moments make a rising drone. The projector performance includes subtle shifts of focus with changes in volume and tone. "A white circle of light pulsates against a backdrop of varying greyscale, to a rhythmic engine-like hum. The whole experience is perceptual - the circle is in fact a white dot placed directly onto the film, the distance between each frame gradually decreasing and optically merging thanks to the 12 fps mind process-rate".