In and Out of Synch

2012
Country: UK
Duration: 20 mins
|3 Seconds
Colour,
Sound: Stereo
Ratio: 4:3
Available Format/s: 16mm / HD Digital File
Original Format: 16mm Film
Themes: 
  • Abstraction
  • Animation
  • Feminism
  • Flicker and Strobe
  • Language and text
  • Multi-screen and expanded
  • Music and sound
  • Poetry
  • Technology

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‘In and Out of Synch’ centres around the optical printing of soundtracks, committing to 16mm film a technology on the verge of extinction, entombing and encrypting its own language onto itself. Shot at the post-production facilities of Pinewood studios, London, the close-up sequences feature abstract patterns of sound encoded as light, printed onto the soundtrack area of the filmstrip. The film features the quivering light of a 16mm mono and a 35mm stereo optical sound camera, providing a seismic glimpse at a sound-wave in formation, on occasions flashing like a stroboscopic Rorschach inkblot. Both mesmerizing and assaulting the senses, the visually hypnotic patterns are disrupted by the voiceover, scripted in dialogue with the artist and filmmaker Lis Rhodes. The two voices alternate and coincide, interrogating the sound-image synchronicity and correlation with poetic expressions.

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