Take My Shoes #1 experimental documentary

Protected by anonymity the ex-police officer talks freely about the changing aspects of violence in New Zealand.

The text is combined with an imaginative account of the early European settlement of NZ. The settlers’ journey and subsequent description of the city skyline visualizes how the secret folds of the newly created city and environs contribute to the citizens concerns. With reference to Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, the settlers cut down the trees and expose bare hills which echo their words.

I mapped the officer’s voice and gestures to ASCII and mediated world events relating to terrorism spanning the time period 2001- 2008,

Concept, Directing, Filming, Editing, Programming, Animation : Raewyn Turner

Sound Chord: Eddie Rayner

duration                   12.56 minutes

 Take My Shoes