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Ways to Speculate

Michelle Deignan


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Michelle Deignan

Synopsis

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

Form

Short

Key phrases

absolute, science fiction, idealism, future interests

Language

English

Duration

00:04:00

Original formats

Digital (HD Video)

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Yes

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