by Donaghy, Michael, Pennell, Miranda

Film: 16mm 1997


A collaborative piece made with award winning poet Michael Donaghy. A modern day character with flame red hair, is haunted by the image of the dress, or 'habit' that caught fire. Both poem and film play with the double meaning of the word 'habit'. This leads the protagonist into repetitive and rhythmic rituals of daily life, which are captured both in the accelerated rhythms of speech and in the filming of movement at high speed. The sense of haunting and of the super-natural is reflected in the use of actions seen in reverse motion. Awarded first prize for 'video-creation' at the Cinema Jove Festival, Valencia 1997

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