mumble.

animated short VCA 1997.

16mm stopmotion/ duration : one min

description and background to the film

one minute production - victorian college of the arts, melbourne australia.

It was required that this film be only one minute in duration. While in Europe I carried a dictaphone everywhere and one of the themes I would consistently do on my travels was stand in an open public space and record the incomprehensible mumble generated by a crowd of people. I was curious to see if different languages generated a different sort of collective murmur. So 'mumble' can best be described as a sample film, as all the dialogue is real, from real people unaware that I was 'stealing' from them. it is also a film about censorship as the last character is removed from the shelf, post stamped and sent away.

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