GRANDMOTHER IS A CRAB
Grandmother is a Crab borrows from an earlier digital video made fifteen years ago, that itself used footage captured from a travel advertisement on television. The voice-over and subtitles are a poem that re-enters the magic world of a child on a beach.
A Woman from the past, much loved.
A WOMAN FROM THE PAST, MUCH LOVED.
16mm black & white film frames from the distant past fondly remembered
and seen in low magnification through a microscope connected to the computer. It has great appeal for anyone who shares in an almost fetishistic love for film stock – in fact it may be the film, rather than the woman, who is the much loved.
.. ALL THAT PASSED..
A fragment taken from an well known Science Fiction film is prematurely aged
to a time when there was no film sound other than piano accompaniment.
CHASE
A chase sequence taken from a famous Schwarzenegger film is turned into a
semi-abstract experience in which the world is literally turned on its side.
ABOUT THE RIVER GOD
Richmond on Thames has two River Gods, identical reclining nudes in middle age, who pour the river waters out from urns. They are made of an artificial stone, Coade stone, developed at the end of the eighteenth century to satisfy a demand for garden ornaments. This video celebrates their improbable dignity and resilience.
FOETUS
The “little Venus” is an anatomical model of a woman in the last weeks of pregnancy, made in Florence and now in the collection of the Wax Museum of Anatomy, Bologna. The models were used for teaching. In this video-poem the foetus speaks.
Rosemary Norman  :: simple, simple, simple ::
simple simple simple
A poem in homage to Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell. The last paragraph of Alice in Wonderland is rearranged word by word, with the words left over as a title. Text and sound plays against a manuscript in Carroll’s own hand. At the foot of the page is one of his photographs of Alice.
Rosemary Norman  :: Bus Stop ::
BUS STOP version 2010
The sky is nice. / I negotiate / with its gauzy clouds on blue / for an
immediate bus. / Remarkable that years / of my bad temper at / missed
buses ( for example ) / is absorbed by these streets / and has no effect /
on the blamelessness of the blue sky / or its little wings of cloud.
The framing of the image, clouds in a blue sky, changes with the
loudness of the soundtrack, a composition made entirely of elements from
the spoken poem.
BREATH DANCE
Breathing out and in, walking forwards then backwards takes on
a dance-like aspect beside a temporary maze placed in Trafalgar Square.
Pigeons, dandelion seeds and fountain also have a part to play. .
Stuart Pound  :: Not you again !::
NOT YOU AGAIN !
Joyful self-hate in the London snow.
Stuart Pound :: Laundry ::
LAUNDRY
Split, Croatia. A zoom away from a wall marked by past bullets to clothes drying above a courtyard. An unseen church bell strikes.
BLACK & WHITE
Scenes appropriated from Antonioni’s famous film L’Avventura show Monica Vitti as the central subject. The constant alternating positive and negative image appears to vary with the percussive sound of Gamelan music.
Stuart Pound ::Venus, Separated ::
VENUS, SEPARATED
A look at colour separation, using the face of Botticelli’s Venus. Colour
planes are separated and then merged to re-create the original image.
Stuart Pound  :: Die Nebensonnen ::
DIE NEBENSONNEN
"Die Winterreise" provides the sound samples used to draw the waveform.
DANCE 0 - 19
Both audio channels are represented visually as integer numbers
corresponding to the amplitude of the soundtrack, music from the
island of Bali: Gamelan Semar Pegulingan / Gamelan of the Love God
Stuart Pound  ::Time Code  ::
TIME CODE
A sixty second countdown to zero replacing numbers with symbols.
LES BARRICADES MYSTERIEUSES
François Couperin’s “Les Barricades Mystérieuses” is the starting point for this video. The loudness of each note struck on the harpsichord controls the size and superimposition of the unfolding numbers which display the time code and duration of the piece.
Stuart Pound  ::Dominant Culture  ::
DOMINANT CULTURE
Sequences of frames, sampled from a Big Brother broadcast on Channel 4 television, are repeated three times each in rhythmic succession. Nothing is slowed down or speeded up, but movement becomes unreal and fractured, parts of spoken words tumble out into a new stream of image and sound, and
“reality television” begins to look like Pop Art.
Stuart Pound  ::  SF  ::
SF
“SF“, not as in Science Fiction - but Svenska Filmindustri who were
instrumental in making “The Seventh Seal”, a film by Ingmar Bergman.
When I first saw this film, a game of chess played by the personification
of Death seemed strangely odd to me, not so now some 50 years later.
Stuart Pound  :: Retro disk chunter ::
RETRO DISK CHUNTER
Files are copied then deleted from one of the 3.5” floppy disks that have
almost disappeared into our past. The soundtrack is the unmistakeable
chunter and the image is a graphic representation of it.