Even As You See Me Now
by William Hunt
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
|Medium||Single screen video installation|
|Screening format||MPEG-2 DVD|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 FHA (displayed portrait)|
|Colour / B&W||Colour|
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.
17 January - 21 February 2009
Picture This Atelier
Berwick Film and Media Festival, UK
21 - 29 November 2008
Picture This co-commissioned William Hunt in partnership with Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival to produce his first video work.
The three works in Recorded Live have been informed by the history of performance to camera and all question what constitutes a performance.