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Self-Portrait with Red Car

    • Director

      Bob Quinn

    • Credits

      Producer: Bob Quinn. Writer: Bob Quinn

    • Principal Cast

      Brian Bourke

  • Category

    First Wave

Made in collaboration with Joe Comerford (camera), Roger Doyle (music), and Brian Bourke (painter), Self-Portrait has been described as an aesthetic joke, although it is essentially an exploration of how sound controls our visual perception. The author himself explains: “the sub-plot of the film is the way we carry our past experience into new situations […] there are gaps in the soundtrack of this film for audience participation, to let them hear the echoes in their own heads.”

Notes by Experimental Film Club.

20 minutes, Ireland, 1976, Colour

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