HFF Vol. 1
2014 | 3’ | HD, Original format: 16mm w/ optical sound | Stereo

A film by Steven McInerney.
Additional film by Sally Golding, Reuben Sutherland, NASA
Copyright 2014. All Rights Reserved.

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A film festival arrives at a station, crossplatforms and releases its own music. Absurd? Good. This release has been assembled not only to embrace such lateral mutations, but also to foster that process.

From its inception in 2010 Hackney Film Festival set out as a platform for a community of audio-visual artists living and working in the East London borough, inscribed within the grooves of this vinyl convocation is a cherry-picked clutch of them. Now Vol. 1 is born and HFF evolves: a crucible of images that begets sounds – errant motile sounds whose blind wriggle detaches from the AV mother lode in search of a new synthesis. An audio-visual entity rendered temporarily blind (for it is always temporal). But visuality, like a phantom limb, can be enacted by the deeper pattern-forming structures of the brain when the sight organs are silenced and the auditory materialises – and this is often where the fun really starts: in the hermetic cavern where pictures dance. A black sun. Like the chimerical effects of flicker under closed lids.

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