I have been working on a new series of films that I have dubbed Kinematograph’s.
This is a new project I have developed whilst making other work, which came about from a desire to making moving photographs. I often spot a scene I want to take a shot of, however, the scene never quite works as a still image because the movement within it is integral to why I am drawn to it.
As a reaction to this, I began to make short films of these shots, with the camera in a static position and the sound removed – they become moving photographs.
The term Kinematograph is a homage to an early motion picture camera from the late 19th Century, which also served as a projector and developer. The name seemed an appropriate choice given the motives behind making this work.
I am delighted to be showing a couple of my Kinematograph’s for the first time as part of Hastings’ Coastal Currents Art Festival. Rarities Productions are turning their beach hut into a cinema for one day only on Sunday 29th September and will be showing a series of short films and kindly asked me to participate. More information on the ‘Beach Shorts’ event can be found on their website here: raritiesproductions.co.uk/beach-shorts-radio-days/
You can also view my contributions on my portfolio pages here: www.johnhouse.co.uk/portfolio/kinematographs/