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A+X+M (2010)

And now you are here again. No, this isn't the right ending. I'd like you to begin. It's the one who starts who wins.

A + X + M was filmed and subsequently installed in the print-workshop at Wimbledon College of Art. An unseen narrator, also the print-technician, recalls standing on the rooftop of a building, witness to the coming of an event of epic proportion. In another scene, a conversation next to a photo-exposure unit is remembered. In yet another, a game or many games, are played. There are always three winners. The script of the film was produced in parallel to a chemical process developing photo-etch plates - details of video stills taken from Alain Resnais and Alain Robbe-Grillet's film collaboration Last Year at Marienbad (1961). Light entering through interior and exterior windows in the workshop was filtered through UV-stop amber gels, and the film was projected on a loop in a room behind the etch-baths.


A + X + M (2010) 9 min 45 sec, DV, colour, stereo. Images: 1 - 7, film stills; 8 - 11, installation details, Wimbledon College of Art, 2010.