Works&Projects

Even As You See Me Now
by William Hunt

close up looking down on man playing piano

Video:

  • 14 minute video extract from Even As You See Me Now
  • 2Video documentation of Even As You See Me Now installed at Picture This, 2009

Images:

  • 1Video still from Even As You See Me Now
  • 2Video still from Even As You See Me Now
  • 3Production image
  • 4Even As You See Me Now installed at Picture This, 2009

Video still (cropped) from Even As you See Me Now

Synopsis:

For this commission – his first moving image work – William Hunt sings a song of rapport whose communication is thwarted by self-imposed physically demanding conditions.

These conditions not only disrupt Hunt’s ability to perform but overturn the environment and objects around him, and ultimately disturb the viewer’s understanding of the action.

Even as you see me now is a work intended as a video, rather than video documentation of a performance. It uses the language of cinema and painting to give audiences a more considered experience of effort and physical undertaking. Narrative, set up through song, is frustrated by physical restraints, evoking feelings of threat, danger and self-destruction

 

 

Details:

Year 2007
Duration 15 minutes
Medium Single screen video installation
Original format DVCAM
Screening format MPEG-2 DVD
Aspect Ratio 16:9 FHA (displayed portrait)
Audio Yes
Colour / B&W Colour
Screens 1

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Credits:

Commissioned by Picture This and South West Screen in partnership Berwick-Upon-Tweed Film and Media Arts Festival. Recorded Live is supported by Arts Council England Lottery Funding.

Screening history:

17 January - 21 February 2009
Picture This Atelier

Berwick Film and Media Festival, UK
21 - 29 November 2008

Related Items:

Artists
William Hunt

Picture This co-commissioned William Hunt in partnership with Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival to produce his first video work.

Projects
Recorded Live
2007 - 2009

The three works in Recorded Live have been informed by the history of performance to camera and all question what constitutes a performance.