WORD! was an opportunity for filmmakers, artists, writers and other creative types to produce short experimental moving-image works with text or words as their focus for the City of Adelaide’s new East End Projector, which screens high-resolution content onto the eastern façade of the Target building on Rundle Street
The four commissioned works were:
David Chapple and Aiyudot Khom
Eight Word Stories, 2016
HD video 1920×1080, 45 seconds
Eight Word Stories presents five “micro narratives” – very short collections of (eight) words, that convey a complete story in the utmost of brevity. They explore the bare essence of a story needed to prompt a human response. Using custom software, randomness is added to the letters, creating subtle dynamics and unpredictability in language and meaning.
HD video, 40 secs
Who owns the country? Who can come? Who can go? And when we are here, how long can we stay? This is the pitch… this is the sale of your life…
Stewart Daish and Caroline Daish
Stewart’s Say, 2016
Single channel, HD video, 45 secs
Stewart Daish (text & artwork), Caroline Daish (camera & edit).
Grounding (5, 4, 3, 2, 1), 2016
Video, 44 secs
While researching for this work, I helped a stranger through a small anxiety attack with the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 method of paying attention to what we could see, hear, touch, smell and taste. Afterwards, I realised that I had always sought to achieve a similar sense of grounding in my practice and looked at what I would focus on should I reach a similar point on Rundle Street, aware that such an attack could happen to anyone at anytime.
WORD! was presented by the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) and the Adelaide City Council as part of the East End Moving Image Program.