Field Recordings is back! On Wednesday 28 September we’ll present I Shoved and I Dug and I Hacked Away, a new programme with works by London-based visual artist Morgan Quaintance.
If you’re familiar with Quaintance’s award winning films you know that this is going to be an exciting evening. We will watch a work in progress version of Repetitions, commissioned and supported by Field Recordings, Documenting Complexity and WORM. It’s an audiovisual exploration of recursive patterns, a series of repeated sequences, flickering images and looping sounds. On the surface, Repetitions concentrates on inducing retinal excitement and states of anticipation, but telephone messages and speech provide a through line that speaks to physical labour, industrial work and fragile bodies.
Another film we will be screening is Letter from Sapporo, a collage film that Morgan made in close collaboration with students based in Sapporo, Japan. Entirely filmed with smartphones and during an artist residency, this piece is an evocative, funny, and intimate portrait of the student’s everyday lives. In this collage film, disparate material is wedded into a compelling and coherent whole by Morgan Quaintance’s subtle editing, original music and vivid sound design.
In between there we’ll leave room for a surprise and the brand new Miniatures, a series of shorts that are all under three minutes long. Each explore a single formal, conceptual or structural idea. They are the perfect companion pieces to Repetition, in which similar strategies emerge.
We’re very happy that Morgan Quaintance will be present to introduce his work. Hera Chan, cultural worker living in Amsterdam by way of Hong Kong, will join us to moderate a Q&A with Morgan.