Screen test, “A new island forming, a fighting island, its surfacing painful from freezing, unfathomable waters, says “the reality diagonal”, itself a floating cinema, and is a cathartic event,” June 2014
Modern Edinburgh Film School 2014
Paper and Paperweights
Some works in progress and remakes of the film Yvonne, in Two parts for Michelle Hannah (2013) which features decorated snails and some painted with the letters Y V O N N E, and filming them eating the paper of the art work below them, and making the film, self-generating the sequences, the titles. After the film was made I returned them to the garden in late November 2013. The other day one of them returned, I found the snail on the wall in my bathroom and the animal still had the decoration on the shell, faded but still there. So the snail came back to finish the film - a new sequence where he eats the pages with some of my recent writing in the printed publication ACRCIT, The Social Media of Too Long, on Lauren Gault, Dinda Fass, Catherine Street and Michelle Hannah, a large hole eaten between the words RETHOUGHT and THOUGHT on my essay on Lauren Gault and a smaller hole on an image of Michelle Hannah in performance in Edinburgh, finally completing the project, a short filmed sequence, the eaten print and image of the holes. I’ll post these tomorrow.
Helen Cuinn, performance 17 April 2014