6:00 minutes, 16mm colour silent film, 2003
A notebook/catalogue of optical experiences, memories and thoughts composed of geometric and organic looking abstract images painted directly onto clear 16mm stock, interspersed with sequences of found footage.
My first experiment in hand-painted film-making and optical printing, (painted in 1993 and edited in 2003), Root explores the frame-by-frame interaction of contrasting colours, textures and shapes.
Sequences from Root were used as source material for Pour, Deluxe, Double, Radiator, SKZCP and Letters.
Distributed by CFMDC, Toronto
Thanks to London Filmmakers Co-op, Niagara Custom Lab and LIFT, Toronto