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Just for you

Posted By tom On March 18, 2014 @ 11:57 am In New Media, these are not books | No Comments

We’re reissuing[1] Short Films For You. This is the piece of work (several pieces in one, actually) that gave rise to the principles that made [2] These Pages Fall Like Ash work. Digital content and physical books interdependently telling stories – stories with you at the heart of them.

Short Films had a limited release – Duncan made half a dozen wooden boxes that went to galleries across the world – each of which held onto them rather than passing them on as was intended. So, two years on, no-one really got to see the work. I listen to Six Shots – the audio/observation/participation story we wrote that kicks the set off – every now and again and I’m still in love with it.

We have a box design, we have a book and a set of audio files, and the only thing that isn’t finished and ready to manufacture is the dust jacket. Back in 2012, a long review was written for the whole work, and that’s my starting point for the jacket. Something new from something old. Especially these two sentences:

Disorientation. Sound and image run parallel. One completes the other. They have a meaning. Someone has staged this, for me.’
and I give it to her: “these film shorts are yours”, I tell her. Someone has thought this up, someone has made this, just for you.

So, a dust jacket that is just for you. All of you. But just you.


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[2] These Pages Fall Like Ash: http://wearecircumstance.com/these-pages-fall-like-ash.html
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