Vermillion Frames/Desert Storm – Anna John

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‘Vermillion frames/desert storm is a video loop of a single colour over time.  The colour changes and the brushstrokes of each frame give the film movement, although there is absence of subject or content, moreover the film reflects on time and the void of a visual television signal like static or something aural like white noise. Anna has long been interested in the early experimental films of Len Lye and Harry Smith in their sculptural approach to treating film and light, and developing their techniques outside of narrative or content, purely exploring the abstract and also films inseparability from rhythm and time. It was also desired to blur the line between digital and analogue, in the labour intensive analogue technique of manually preparing the material to be processed and re-articulated digitally.

Anna John

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