Nocturne 2016: Standby For Tape Backup

  • Carbon Arc Cinema 1747 Summer Street Halifax, NS, B3H 3A6 Canada

dir. Ross Sutherland / UK / 2015 / 65 minutes

Director Ross Sutherland combines found-footage from a videotape that once belonged to his granddad with a series of stories from his life. The videotape used has a lot of sentimental significance to Ross: it’s his main way of maintaining a connection to his granddad posthumously and he has used the tape as a form of meditation to combat depression. This film, originally created as a performance art piece, uses repetition to help locate hidden meaning inside the video, transforming innocuous pieces of TV into buried pieces of Sutherland's psyche.

Free screenings at 6pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm, 9:45pm, and 11pm as part of Nocturne: Art at Night.