'5 minutes forgotten'
I’d like the film to create a small world within those few minutes you’re engaged and watching. Whether this will be the running time of the piece or not, what it suggests is how throw away our moments and memories can be.
“How long does our immediate experience last until it disappears into our memory?”
“He will break your heart and make you laugh at the same time. And that`s deep. There`s something really profound about what he`s able to do. It`s transcendent. It`s everything. He gives you everything at once and you have to decide what you feel about it.”
“He just presents you with an array of emotions and leaves it up to you to decide. You know, when he played Willy Wonka [in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, 1971], there was always something slightly terrifying and angry and sadistic about that character, all of which you would imagine might take away from the magic of it. But there was something about how he played it that let you see...
A SINGLE FRAME COULD NOT CONTAIN THE FRENZIED...
“Jeffrey John Spencer Keen was born at Trowbridge, Wiltshire, on November 26 1923 and grew up in a tiny cottage with no bathroom or electricity. His mother, Blanche, was a district nurse; his father, Frank, a butler at a nearby manor house. Blanche was a COMPULSIVE painter and poet, while Frank enjoyed theatre and opera, and took Jeff to the house in which he worked so that his son...
EXPERIMENTS IN, DRAWING, PAINTING, ANIMATION, CUT UP SOUNDTRACKS AND UNRULY LIVE ACTION. KEENS WORK POWERFULLY EVOKES VIOLENCE, COLOUR, SPEED AND NOISE OF THE 20TH CENTURY. HE TRANSFORMED CINEMA INTO A RIOTOUS COLLAGE OF COMICS, DRAWINGS, B-MOVIE POSTERS, PLASTIC TOYS, BURNING PROPS AND EXTRAVAGENT COSTUMES. HIS EARLY 8MM AND 16MM FILMS ARE BUILT FOR SPEED, IN WHICH THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE...
“Keen’s approach was instinctively experimental. He would scratch and paint film-strips, giving the work a homemade, surreal quality that became his signature. One of his best known works, the 16mm short Marvo Movie (1967)”
IF THEY DON'T SEE HAPPINESS IN THE PICTURE AT...
- CHRIS MARKER This idea of black speaking greater is the key to me capturing ‘RUPTURES’ in my film. Sharp harsh cuts and black spaces are metaphors of our lives. The black space is the ‘inbetween space’ in which we must think.
COMING APART AT THE SEAMS
‘Ruptures’ highlights the different elements which tie together to create the seams of family life. Individually we each have different experiences and ideas on what ‘family’ means but can surely familiarise with situations that may pull on these seams putting pressure on them, testing their strength. A collaboration of old family footage, haunting music and 911 tape...
this white box in censorship, distance, space, emptiness, a space for the viewer to place themselves
“Because i know that time is always time and place is always and only place…” T.S Eliot-Ash-wesnesday
i know you don’t see what i see but we can still look together
”Irwin’s films daydream into the sky & sun, finding small moments in the everyday that leave lasting impressions and allowing the viewer to drift in and out of their own memories, desires, longing and the pleasure that can come from being present in the everyday. His deep love of music has lead to collaborations with musicians who have created original score’s for his...