Self-portrait with red car | Irish Artist's Film Index

Self-portrait with red car

Bob Quinn


Artist's biography

Bob Quinn

Synopsis

Made in collaboration with Joe Comerford (camera), Roger Doyle (music), and Brian Bourke (painter), Self-Portrait has been described as an aesthetic joke, although it is essentially an exploration of how sound controls our visual perception. The author himself explains: “the sub-plot of the film is the way we carry our past experience into new situations […] there are gaps in the soundtrack of this film for audience participation, to let them hear the echoes in their own heads.” (Notes by Experimental Film Club, sourced from http://www.ifi.ie/film/self-portrait-with-red-car/ on May 16th 2016)

Details
Title

Self-portrait with red car

Year

1976

Form

Short

Key phrases

autobiographical, absolute, landscape, sound

Language

English (eng)

Duration

00:20:00

Original formats

Physical: Film: 16mm

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Colour

Sound

Yes

Supported by Kildare County Council, the Arts Council of Ireland and Visual Artists Ireland.
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