I recently found a number of stills from a film I made a few years ago and it got me looking at some of my old work. Flicker is an analogue film montage I showed in a couple of exhibitions in 2013, below is an expert and some images from the film:

Flicker – 2013 (excerpt)

Flicker is an analogue film montage complied of footage from private collections and the National Library of Wales’ Sound and Screen Archive. The physical film was exposed to a number of destructive printmaking processes and then montaged digitally. It aims to explore our relationship with notions of nostalgia, obsolescence and the limits of memory.

Below: gallery of stills from Flicker (2013)

When installed in a gallery space Flicker aims to provide a three dimensional viewing experience, promoting the viewer to engage with it much like a sculpture occupying an almost physical place in space and time. When shown as part of Oriel Nwy’s Transitions exhibition the film was rear projected onto the front window of the gallery creating a discourse between the work and the transient light effects of weather and time of day.

Below: Flicker (2013) instillation view

Ben Partridge - Flicker - 2013 - Analogue film montage 2


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  1. […] film piece ‘Flicker’ was also included in the show. I was really thrilled to be asked to take part in Transitions at […]

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