Ways to Speculate

Michelle Deignan

Description

Ways to Speculate explores quests for the ideal in art and life and faith in the potential of the future. Actual and virtual simulacra of historical European buildings, monuments and recreational spaces are presented in the context of a tumultuous and fluctuating sonic landscape. Two voices are intercut across the film one quoting lyrics from Kraftwerk’s Europe Endless (1977) the other performing excerpts from the introduction to the sci-fi novel, “The Mummy: A Tale of the Twenty Second Century” by Jane Webb Loudon (1827). Within an uncanny vision of past and present, a progressive and unstable future is proposed where past dramas can easily be re-enacted.’ (Sourced from http://www.michelledeignan.info/ on June 10th 2016)

Details
Title

Ways to Speculate

Year

2014

Creator

Michelle Deignan

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Absolute, Science Fiction

Subject

Idealism, Future interests

Language

English (eng)

Duration

4 minutes

Original format

Digital (HD Video)

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Copyright holder: Michelle Deignan
Distributed by LUX Artists' Moving Image

Artist website

http://www.michelledeignan.info/

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/150170989 (excerpt)