As part of Supersonic Festival 2011 I worked with Annie Mahtani from SOUNDkitchen on a collaboration with Dan Paolantonio and Allister Gall from micro-cinema collective Imperfect Cinema. Inspired by their DIY punk roots Imperfect Cinema invited festival goers to record small amounts of footage of the festival on Super 8mm cameras which they then collected, digitised and edited into a 15min film. Annie and I collected field recordings from around the festival and composed a soundtrack for the film to be edited to. The entire process was completed in just over 24 hours. The final film premiered at the festival in the Custard Factory Cinema, Birmingham on the Sunday evening.
A collaborative short film shot on super8mm film by attendees of the 2011 Supersonic Festival. This film explores potential synergies and dialogues with sonic arts, with a particular emphasis on location, materiality, moments of ellipsis, and chance whilst using foraging and redundancy as key production methodologies.We were inspired by Capsule’s ‘Home of Metal’ project and how this presented the aesthetic of Heavy Metal Music as a manifestation of the industry of the West Midlands. Similarly we asked our filmmakers to consider not only the post-industrial landscape of the Custard Factory (the venue for the festival) but also the reflexivity of the analogue materials used to capture the images in the first place (film stock).
Dan Paolantonio and Allister Gall