|My favourite No Festival Required screening of the year is always the selection of short films shown at the Phoenix Art Museum. Here's Selection 2010.|
So we watch a woman walking by the side of the road, a recognisable shape in front of the blur of traffic behind her. We see her swallow a microphone lead first. We watch her in the foetal position being molested by cables, which cannot be still and have a mind of their own, though they certainly don't become as overt as anything hentai can conjure up. We also watch graphic equalisers and mixing boards, all accompanied by an electronica soundtrack that frequently includes glitch material. Many scenes are so abstract we can't tell quite what they are, reminding of the sort of puzzles you sometimes see at the back of magazines of close ups of everyday objects. You'll either enjoy the collage or hate the apparent incoherence, but I'd still be interested in what you think it is. Perhaps that's the point.