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 22 min, 53 sec. Single channel film, 16mm film and betacam video transferred to digital, colour, dual mono. 22 min, 53 sec. Single channel film, 16mm film and betacam video transferred to digital, colour, dual mono.
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 //The image of the diviner as an emblem of searching - a collision of the past, present, and future - operates as a central nexus to the film, tracing alternative trajectories and incidental relationships between disparate voices and broadcasts. A conduit for narrative, the archive is "​recalcitrantly fungible, found yet constructed,​ factual yet fictive, public yet private"//​[1] //… Linearity is eschewed in favour of the cyclical, with recurrent images and symbols. Resistance is periodic. A bittersweet reminder that history is bound to repeat itself: "I don't want to make Britain great, I don't want to make any country great, because Britain, let's face it, is a very small island in the middle of a very big pond"//​[2] ​ //The image of the diviner as an emblem of searching - a collision of the past, present, and future - operates as a central nexus to the film, tracing alternative trajectories and incidental relationships between disparate voices and broadcasts. A conduit for narrative, the archive is "​recalcitrantly fungible, found yet constructed,​ factual yet fictive, public yet private"//​[1] //… Linearity is eschewed in favour of the cyclical, with recurrent images and symbols. Resistance is periodic. A bittersweet reminder that history is bound to repeat itself: "I don't want to make Britain great, I don't want to make any country great, because Britain, let's face it, is a very small island in the middle of a very big pond"//​[2] ​
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 __Some kind of lunatic reincarnation__,​ text by Philomena Epps commissioned to accompany the exhibition at [[http://​thebower.org.uk/​Frances_Scott.html|The Bower]], can be read __Some kind of lunatic reincarnation__,​ text by Philomena Epps commissioned to accompany the exhibition at [[http://​thebower.org.uk/​Frances_Scott.html|The Bower]], can be read
-{{:​chapters:​the-bower-frances-scott-booklet-final.pdf|here >}} and review by Sophie Risner for [[http://​thisistomorrow.info/​articles/​frances-scott-diviner|This Is Tomorrow.]] +{{:​chapters:​the-bower-frances-scott-booklet-final.pdf|here >}} and review by Sophie Risner for [[http://​thisistomorrow.info/​articles/​frances-scott-diviner|This Is Tomorrow ​>]]
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 <wrap small> Footnotes: [1] Hal Foster ' An Archival Impulse',​ '​October'​ Issue 110, 2004; [2] '​Diviner'​ [2017] <wrap small> Footnotes: [1] Hal Foster ' An Archival Impulse',​ '​October'​ Issue 110, 2004; [2] '​Diviner'​ [2017]
-__Diviner__ is a film created for the Peninsula Arts Film Commission, a partnership between Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University, the South West Film and Television Archive and The Box, Plymouth. The film has been shown at [[http://​thebower.org.uk/​Frances_Scott.html|The Bower]], London [2018]; and previously at Tate St Ives [2018]; Peninsula Arts [2017/​2018];​ Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth [2017]; and the Phoenix Cinema, Leicester [2017]. ​+__Diviner__ is a film created for the Peninsula Arts Film Commission, a partnership between Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University, the South West Film and Television Archive and The Box, Plymouth. The film has been shown at The Bower, London [2018]; and previously at Tate St Ives [2018]; Peninsula Arts [2017/​2018];​ Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth [2017]; and the Phoenix Cinema, Leicester [2017]. ​
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