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Weir - extract

Rape

1990, 3 minutes

1990's

The bright yellow fields of oil-seed rape in the spring country side. The first images shot with a new video 8 camera and re-edited with a very primitive programmable editing system. A little homage to the mathematical editing of some Kurt Kren films.

Weir

1993, 1 minutes 15 seconds

An encounter with a small man-made waterfall – firstly seen as a sculptural form then in ultra close-up and slow motion of the movement of falling water. 

A new three screen version completed in 2007.

Prelude

1993, 1 minute 30 seconds

Single notes recorded on a piano and cut to different melodic? Sequences – but also wine and oysters.

Prelude - still

Race

1993, 2 minutes 20 seconds

A primitive driving simulation – racing at Monza – but breaking the rules after skidding of the track then driving in the opposite direction only to crash head-on. Led to the essay "Kismet Protagony and the Zap Splat Syndrome" first published in 1993
(see Writing).

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Warsaw Window

1994, 2 minutes

In a high window I watch the square below – I still wonder what became of the lovers who embraced there under the street lights over 20 years ago.

Warsaw Window - still

Cidre Bouche

191994, 1 minute 20 seconds

An annual cider festival in a Brittany village. The apples crushed in an old machine but in editing I became entranced by the background of live music preparing for the evening dancing. Colour pushed like an old colour post-card.

Cidre Bouche - still

Balcony Water Colour

1994, 3 minutes

Colour - Water –Rain – not a water colour – bougainvillea in extreme close-up – touching the lens – swimming pool below in the dark.

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Seeing the Future

1994, 1 minute

China Town in Montreal – a bric-a-brac stall – a crystal ball – really just a piece of glass.

Seeing the Future - still

Out of the Crypt

1995, 12 minutes

Abstract colour from an early encrypted TV programme videoed directly from the screen – Niagara Falls is also there.

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For the Benefit of Mr K

1995, 1 minute

For the Beatles and Franz Kafka – what has K's small house to do with the Trial or theCastle?

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Chronos Fragmented

1995, 55 minutes

Transmitted on Channel 4, 17 July 1997

A long work comparing widely separated fragments of experience over three continents – the human scale and awareness of a single planet – but with the stupidity of ever present killing and masacre – here it was Bosnia - but it could be anywhere somewhere in the last few decades

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Joseph's Newer Coat

1998, 16 minutes

This work is the first video version based on the changing colour field film-loop work (Joseph’s Coat of 1973).  All the treatments were made by an analogue video mixer combined with re-videoing from the screen exploring different camera angles.

 

 

 

 

 

Another version of the moving chevron partially repeating the horizontal series.

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Joseph's Newer Coat (6)

1998, 16 minutes, three screen video

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Even the Cyclops Pays the Ferryman

1998, 17 minutes, three screen video

Transmitted Channel Four 17 July 1997

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Still Life and Lunch in Little Italy

1999, 7 minutes, three screen video

A letter home from a small restaurant in Little Italy, Toronto

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MALCOLM LE GRICE