Decomposition is an ever-evolving, camera-less audiovisual performance for one 16mm projector with optical sound and live modular soundtrack. Blank colour negative has undergone a series of organic and chemical decomposing techniques. A colour print is made of the results and while projected, the sound output of the disrupted film emulsion is sent into the preamp of a modular synthesiser converting the film print into controlled voltage. Each live show is a recycled, re-decomposed iteration of itself where the film print and subsequent inter-negatives go through the same decomposing process and reprinted so no show is ever the same.
Previous incarnations have been performed at Sines and Squares, Splice Festival, East End Film Festival, Dronica and Strange Unbrellas.
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A Creak In Time Excerpt #2
An exclusive excerpt of Steven McInerney's film A Creak In Time for The Wire Magazine. The film's soundtrack by Howlround was reviewed by Robert Barry in Issue 397 of The Wire and currently screening at events and festivals. Exhibitors can view the full 27 minute film via a private link here. Email contact (at) psyche-tropes (dot) com for access.
A Creak In Time Excerpt #1
An exclusive excerpt of Steven McInerney's 27-minute film A Creak In Time for Wallpaper Magazine. Read the review here.
Black and White
A black and white super 8 transfer of the Apollo 11 moon mission, landing the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC in the Sea of Tranquillity. The spaceflight landed the first two humans on the Moon. The result is re-cut and re-scored by Psyché Tropes conspirator Merkaba Macabre. Mare Tranquillitatis appears on HFF Vol. 1 3LP. More info here.
Un trou dans le Temps
Commissioned by Cork French Film Festival
3’00’’ in loop
Sound : Reconstructed from La Jetée
Un trou dans le Temps is a video triptych in homage to Chris Marker’s ‘photo-roman’ La Jetée (1962). Using the Fibonacci sequence it creates an experience of past, present and future caught in a loop of time.
A Creak In Time
Runtime: 27 min. Colour 16mm
A film by Steven McInerney.
.A Creak In Time is a 27-minute meditation on the ever-expanding fractal universe with recurring themes of transformation and altered perception, switching scale from microscopic topography to the vast distances of the cosmos. Presented in two parts, the first exploring the macro; the nature of physicality and formation on a celestial level, with the latter concerning the micro; the world unseen, thriving with lifeforms, continuously expanding and in complete symbiosis. The soundtrack by Howlround has been composed entirely of creaking objects and manipulated on magnetic tape machines. Released in 2017 as a vinyl LP on the director's Psyché Tropes label.
HFF Vol. 1
Directed by Steven McInerney. Additional film by Sally Golding and Reuben Sutherland. HFF Vol.1 collects 15 tracks of wayward electronics and sound pieces from Sculpture, Some Truths, Scanner, Sally Golding, Dave Draper and Merkaba Macabre among others. Released on Psyché Tropes in 2014. Buy the 3LP here.