Paul Malone : Movies : The Essential Saltes

'The Essential Saltes'. Still from movie. 2014 (re-mastered 2021)

'The Essential Saltes' is a triptych inspired by the story 'The Case of Charles Dexter Ward' by H.P. Lovecraft. In this study, the world of the animate is perceived by the previously dead and newly emergent into the world of the living.

This is achieved in 3 phases of assemblage; from the disregarded, the mechanical and the biological. Each achieves the animate in a different way; through the aggregation of morphology, dissolution into the landscape or the suffusion of colour.

And of course the 'Saltes' could be assembled in any orientation...

The voice-over is supplied by manipulated text to speech software. The movie was filmed on the islands of Arran, Islay and Colonsay in Scotland.


Stills below : click 'Play Movie' to view


Stills from the movie : click to enlarge