“Release Your Mind” – Catalogue Essay: Psychedelic Film Festival

The Psychedelic Film Festival is a hypothetical film festival, pitched as part of an assignment for the subject BCM333. Please watch the film trailer below to give context to this catalogue essay. “The Drug Attitude” was a term once used by Parker Tyler in his notorious denouncement of 1960s experimental cinema, calling out experimental filmmakersContinue reading ““Release Your Mind” – Catalogue Essay: Psychedelic Film Festival”

Australian Film Industry: Tell ‘im he’s dreamin’?

I grew up on Australian films, without even really knowing it. In fact it wasn’t until I first saw The Castle (1997) when I was about 15, that I realised where the majority of my parents’ catch phrases came from (I’m talking- “it’s the vibe”… “this is going straight to the pool room”… “how’s theContinue reading “Australian Film Industry: Tell ‘im he’s dreamin’?”

Requiem for a Hammock

Requiem for a Hammock from Susie Alderman on Vimeo. Furthering development from my previous pieces, Silent Recollections and Warm Tea, Requiem for a Hammock explores the notion of ‘Where I’m From’ through a gentle reminiscent quality and yearning for the simplicity of the past. The first half of this piece manipulates time and creates aContinue reading “Requiem for a Hammock”

Circadian Rhythms

Artist Statement: In this work I have explored motion and its relation to the human body by rendering the film to portray circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms can be best described as the biological processes that drive an endogenous 24 hour cycle between drowsiness and alertness at regular intervals. Working primarily with footage of the human body inContinue reading “Circadian Rhythms”

I went to the movies, and wrote about it.

Last night, I went to the cinema for the first time in over 6 months.  Four of us went to see “Logan Lucky” and it was great. I think. I have to be honest, I fell asleep about halfway through, but I will definitely put that down to the comfy reclining chairs at the WarrawongContinue reading “I went to the movies, and wrote about it.”