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In Josh Begley’s film, Best of Luck with the Wall (2016), a comment on the proposed border wall between the US and Mexico by American President Donald Trump, Begley states:

What would it mean to try to ‘see’ the entire south-west border at once? To travel the whole 1,954 miles in, say, six minutes?…
According to Google Maps, it would take 34 hours to drive its entire length.

We wondered, why six minutes? Why should this heavily politicised place, much of which is inhabited and sees a million people officially cross the border every day, be temporally reduced and become the visual equivalent of what Begley terms is “a place abstracted into a sound bite”?

Employing the same tools and processes as the original, this film addresses the issue by providing a slowed-down 34-hour variant. The result is a video that traverses the landscape simulating the experience of travelling the length of the wall as if travelling at the speed of a car. The scale of the proposed construction is emphasised and each place that it will pass through can be seen and identified. The video is accompanied by the original soundtrack torturously stretched to the point of being noise and as a result uncomfortable to listen at length, reminding the viewer of the film’s disturbing subject matter.

In collaboration with Garrett Lynch.


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I would have preferred blue.
“Artfact: Green. I heard the strand screaming”


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La mort de l’hauteur ou la rotations des égalités.


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Un silex s’en va.


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Je tented d’écrire un petition Peugeot en François, new Lutton plus centre le corrected automotive d’orthographe. #computanionalPoetry
Je m’habitue à centre mode de lender, de larges conflictuelles etc de grist illegal. Risen new vast plus grand grand chose.
Sure la gauche, la fret de Dartmouth, Droitwich deviant la route serpentant; au loin, un village humid.
Less maison colorless égayent doyenne meant le terrible passage.
Side seule mentioned le solely daignait point rear! Le very redeviendrait very
Maisemore non stop. À vice allure le vehicle servicing dirge vers la valley d’eau céant. ( out sin on l’ombre game)
I’ll pleat. Silence éloquent design gout test touted centre la fenugreek. Decided, je new gardenia qu’une trace tranquil#computationalpoetry

On my way to Plymouth, I tried to domesticate my English native speaker phone. Its system transformed my intentions into something new. Since then, I have lost the precise memory of what I was saying in French. Am I still interested in untreated data? Is it even possible to undo the process, to decipher back the code? Is it even tempting?


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Test Processing.


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Ty-why work in progress sept 2014



Ty is a short movie shoot and edited in September 2014 in Cardiff. The sound was recorded in October and November in Southampton.




Thanks to RM & GL for their feedback and support.


Cardiff lights.

From red to green to red to…

Read the conditions carefully.


At the very-almost-end of the land,
there was a striped house,
open to the pitching sky.
It was supposed to be bright
but instead
has been called light.

http://www.saturne-feerique.net/myspace/2014/light_house_plymouth.mov

Hither thither step 0bis
(more…)


I tried
to slowly pronounce
“Shropshire”
many times.
Then I tried to write it.
I was wrong.
Every times.
I’m used to struggle with words,
with sounds.
Now, I’m just
trying to play with them.


Watch the full project on the dedicated page.

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