Sarah Tremlett director, poet, filmmaker, concept, sound
Georgie Rees cast / herself
James Symonds / Sarah Tremlett editing
You watch daughters grow up, learning the steps, mastering or faltering but also praying no one will crush their independent spirits. This film is about the camera as a mirror, a tap class and makeup. But mainly it merges two time frames: when my daughter was young, less self aware and as a teenager/ young woman, and how as a mother these memories intertwine. The poem switches between these time frames, whilst my daughter uses the camera as a surrogate mirror (not a mobile phone here) so quite a skill (!) and is also pictured attracting my attention through the camera all those years ago.
A haiku poem film to Bath - a city of two sides: the hot bubbling, magical spring and the cold, fast-flowing river. Travellers from around the world throw money into the lucky water as they have done for thousands of years. Premiered at TARP audiovisual festival Vilnius, Lithuania, 2015; part of the zenzonepoemfilm project.
Tourists with cameras form patterns in slowed down sound and vision as dialogue taken from the same location at a different time becomes dialogue prose poetry. A contemplative poem film part of the zenzonepoemfilm project.
Contemplative Poem Film, part of the zenzonepoemfilm project. De/rematerialising concrete poetry meets spoken and visual verse. The coloured bands are determined by the pattern of the lines and the elemental aspects of sun and water seemed to convey to me the spare emotional journey of the Middle Eastern music.
A barrage of exhortations from women's magazines are interjected with the red (error) words I and Home as an error beep sounds to reflect their incongruity.
Star sounds accompany text from women's magazines, whilst a changing, de/rematerialising orb circulates through hot to cold colours reminiscent of the seasons. A contemplative poem film, part of the zenzonepoemfilm project.
I, a contemplative poem film, paralleling pixels with human behaviour harnessed to the system, yet also centres on the self, on breath and identity and nothingness as everythingness, part of the zenzonepoemfilmproject.
Patterned Utterance is a vocal interaction with a scanning probe microscope. The microscope is very sensitive to sound and where the voice creates vibrations white error blanks appear in the reading of a piece of silicon. It is an experiment in sound, where sound and visual image interact. The poem begins with normal verse construction and then in the second part it is reversed creating just a pattern of vocal intonations and nonsense sounds. The lines of text are found phrases from selected books on philosophy.
See also Daniel Tapper's interview in PlusMinus
Minimal concrete poem film where palindromic text and heartbeat work as a metaphor for a mother/child relationship and the fragility of giving birth and sustaining life. A contemplative poem film, part of the zenzonepoem film project.