Single Channel HD film
Duration 4:04 minutes
REMAKE is based on collected descriptions of interiors part of wider cinematic narratives, re-interpreted as new fictions.
REMAKE explores the experience of space in screen based fictions, by recording the memory of interiors, part of wider cinematic narratives, then I re-interpreting and re-constructing these as new spaces.
I started this project by collecting accounts from individuals; I asked for a description of an interior from a fictional feature film: the atmosphere, architectural style, colours, furniture, sound environment etc. I asked not to find out where these interiors where taken from. The accounts became micro narratives in themselves, subjective records of fictional experiences. I then started the process of reimagining the spaces described, where details where missing I filled in the blanks. I used modelling techniques and trompe l’oeil to re-create the spaces. Models are like sketches, presenting the possibility of realising any space imaginable. When it came to shooting and then subsequently editing the footage I had to think about how to establish an interior without a story or character to present. I referenced footage from cinema, different genre’s and periods to inform the shooting strategy, but kept the original descriptions close to hand when making creative decisions. The point of this project wasn’t to create an illusion of a realistic space, filming the models I purposefully wanted to draw attention to its construction, materials and scale.
DoP Emma Dalesman
Sound Ziad Jabero
Gaffer Kevin Todd