playing with fire

an ongoing video project exploring the relationship of sound and image
by Amelia Seymour
including soundtracks by:

Rico Repotente
Francis Ruggirello
Heidi Adair
Joe Williamson
David Certano
Sean Reynard
Jeff McGrory
Marzipan Marzipan
Miranda Lloyd &Bart Higgins
Premiere Exhibition/Party
Boddinstr. 20
Front house 4th floor right
Bell: Seymour
Friday Feb. 4th 6 pm
Live performances 8-10
Asi Föcker & Anthea Caddy & Steve Heather
Marzipan Marzipan
and maybe
Ray Vera & Isorättyä Swingers
In Fall 2009 I was drawn out onto the balcony by the drumming and honking of a wedding procession. I noticed the Zimmerman, who had been repairing the roof across from me, fussing around some smoke. It was just getting dark and the smoke was beautiful in the light of their lamps so I grabbed my camera and filmed as the smoke became a fire, which grew out of control. Fortunately no one was injured.
While editing this video, I found it particularly difficult to decide how to handle the sound. I am always aware of the potential emotional manipulation and power of music and sound in the editing process and this time I simply could not decide, partially due to the mixed feelings one experiences watching such a fire. So, I asked my many friends who work with sound and music to watch the film and give me a soundtrack. So far, I have 9 wonderful and diverse solutions totaling approx. one hour. I am very pleased with the results and look forward to sharing them with you for the first time in the room from which the fire was filmed.
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