Speak

Speak

Production country: 
gb
Year: 
1962
Duration: 
10'
Festival edition: 
2017
Format: 
film/video

In Speak, pieces of colored paper are layered over one another in a psychedelic assault. As the strobe increases it's as though the viewer is being pulled into a void bruised by rainbows. The ten-minute film was first projected during early performances of Pink Floyd at a church hall known as The Tabernacle in Notting Hill Gate, London. However, when the film was prepared for an exhibition, Latham created his own soundtrack, placing a microphone on the floor to pick up the rhythm of a circular saw that he was using to cut up books. The result is a blistering white noise that never lets up, a bottled scream where language is suppressed beneath the frenetic sequence of light.

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