A new film from Massachusetts-based videopoet Martha McCollough, one of three she’s placed so far in TriQuarterly. This one appears in their Summer/Fall 2014 issue. Kudos to their editors for changing their policy and allowing their videos to be embedded elsewhere.
McCollough continues to chart an independent course. Her work is like nobody else’s, mesmerizing and disturbing in equal measures — and always gorgeous.
Martha McCollough says of her latest videopoem: “It’s about shopping. And death.”
Martha McCollough used footage by Kris Rodammer for this contrapuntal videopoem.
In the description on Vimeo, Martha McCollough says about her latest film:
Business continuity rooms are where some people will go to work while the rest of us are outside mutating.
Built in Flash, After Effects, and Logic
In the description at Vimeo, McCollough notes:
This has more of a straightforward voiceover than most of the pieces I have been making.
Built in after effects, Sound design done using Logic.
Another striking animated poem from artist and wordsmith Martha McCollough. “All the images in this video are collaged from paintings of mine,” she notes.
Martha McCollough notes that this is
A revision of my first video from the Grey Vacation project. Sinister girl detectives
McCollough has elsewhere described Grey Vacation as an erasure project, so this is essentially found poetry, I guess (though I would argue that to a certain extent all poetry is found poetry).