StoryRooms at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Dave Griffiths
Love is a burning thing



Love is a burning thing, 2006
7.40 minutes

Synopsis: Fiery bursts lurk between movie reels, signalling unseen mechanics. Projectionists watch and count the governing pulse, anxiously attempting to perform seamless changeovers. The film draws from an ongoing collection of cue-dot episodes that are painstakingly sifted from free digital TV broadcasts. This growing archive of near-redundant objects provides an archaeological means of remembering cinema's outgoing physicality, and a method of inquiry into narrative and perceptual processes.




Background information
Dave Griffiths' films and video installations dwell on the physical borders within media spaces and forms. He uses video and sonic material, often arising from laborious search or unstable technical methods, to devise encounters between media apparatus and the inscription of accidental, surplus or abandoned codes. Dave's "close-up epics" touch on illusions of security and perfection that surround technologies, and attempt to commemorate their temporary structures. In
2005 he was awarded for his film 'Rogue State' at Impakt Festival, Utrecht. Recent screenings also include Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Backup Festival at Bauhaus University, Weimar. Along with Nick Jordan, in 2003 Dave curated and published the 'Codec/x' DVD of video and sonic collaborations from Manchester that toured internationally.

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