Super8 to dv/B&W and Colour/Sound 1 min 3 secs
The title is an oblique reference to Warhol’s The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) where Warhol famously spoke of his understanding of death. He didn’t believe in it, he said. His work, perhaps as a result, is a constant celebration of presence. This piece, using a methodology diametrically opposed to Warhol’s own, revisits stray elements (a seagull, reflections of the filmmaker in the window, a blinking light and so on) that pass incidentally through that moment of monumental presence we experience in ‘Empire’.
2016 Chronicle of a Sound: The Films of Julia Dogra-Brazell, Uplink Tokyo, Japan
2015 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA
2014 Experimenta 58th BFI London Film Festival, UK