We were delighted to have the opportunity to perform our poetry and music response to curated film images from an archive of work created by pioneering scientific filmmaker Eric Lucey for the 2019 Manipulate Festival at the Traverse Theatre on the 9th of February. We even got a lovely review here.
Listen to a recording of the performance here:
“Lucey used a variety of techniques in his scientific and experimental moving image films, including time-lapses, stop motion, slow-motion and microphotography. There is something fascinating and captivating in his use of technique and style. We see bugs, plant life, kaleidoscopes, landscapes and architecture, each filmed with a level of precision and beauty that showcases a filmmaker in love with the subject matter. As the films are screened, James Iremonger sits to the side of the stage and behind a laptop. Here, he creates evocative and pensive soundscapes that complement the images. Poet and spoken word performer JL Williams adds another dimension to the event. Her words give the images an added weight and agency, helping to show the curiosity and wonder that Lucey brought to the screen. Experiencing the films in this method expresses how exciting and sensational the moving image can be.” Steven Fraser, The Wee Review