This Super 8 film is a scratchy sketch for a potentially forthcoming project that intends to use the cyclical nature of water to explore how change over time can be reduced to a constant. I have talked in a previous post about my interest in the cyclical nature of tides http://williamarnoldphotographer.com/2013/11/29/an-interview-questions-of-process-and-recurring-themes-making-some-links/ but maybe this is an interest in the nature of water more generally. “Same as it ever was” (repeat ad nauseum)
This also encompasses themes of healing and memory… I am interested in the qualities of the sound of water, it’s similarity to white noise and the cleansing effect that this has on the act of listening. The sound was recorded around the same time as the cine footage but I became more interested in the cleansing aspect of the sound after attending an installation of Jamie Allen and Will Scrimshaw’s Acoustic Subtraction at Falmouth University last year – the video is viewable here – I’m the one with the nice coat https://vimeo.com/71725594
The film recycles poorly exposed and scratched (due to a broken camera) Kodak Tri X footage shot during the making of a project concerning the former mining landscape of the Luxulyan Valley in Cornwall, UK. As a multimedia piece this project never quite worked, although I am fond of the pinhole stills made at that time – viewable here..williamarnold.net/Luxulyan-Valley.