24 Stops

Commissioned by Camden Arts Centre, London
and University College London Arts
30 mins, 16mm transferred to HD video

2013

24 Stops

Commissioned by Camden Arts Centre, London
and University College London Arts
30 mins, 16mm transferred to HD video

2013

24 Stops is a sequence of 24 short films, one for each hour of the day. The films combine percussive gestures and spoken word to reflect the character of a given hour.

Each film begins by synchronising the sound and image of an everyday object being used as a percussive instrument. This percussive gesture is then undone: the image remains but the sound is replaced with spoken words linking the gesture to the mood of a given hour.

The films were developed on the inaugural Radio Writing residency at Camden Arts Centre and were subsequently broadcast by Field Broadcast and screened during Radio Calling in TENT (Rotterdam).

24 Stops also exists as a work for radio and a performance. Documentation from the live performance was published with an essay commissioned from artist Katrina Palmer in File Note #83.

Percussion was performed by Nichola Scrutton, Fritz Welch and Mark Vernon.
Sound recorded by Iain Donnelly and composed by Nichola Scrutton. Video edited with Rob Kennedy.

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