Paul Malone : Movies : First Light - Old Quay Canal

Paul Malone : First Light, Old Quay Canal   (04:07 mins)

Although the physical location described in this piece has long since undergone change, my earliest visual memory still retains its transcendental properties to this day. The Old Quay Canal in Warrington, built in 1804, had long been abandoned, yet retained a temporal vertigo unique to itself. Whether this presence was instrumental in bringing my visual synthesis into being is open to debate, but it is notable that this event was impressive and isolated in its effect.

The work operates both as a visual 'aide memoir' and as a sound synthesis. The aural presences inhabit and inform the sound space just as the visuals pursue their own oblique structures. The different voices could be echoes of my own or habitations of the Canal itself.

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