Except for all of these and all other
Events of any scale or duration
Its fine man, by Pumping Station Four
As we all
Warp in the rain.
The first time I read Nick’s Poem I found it so dark and trippy, somehow reflecting my own London experience. After leaving London, I have been living in Paris for a few years already. One day Colin, a great composer, friend, and my musicianship professor, emailed me about this project. I knew Nick as a psychogeographer, together with Will Self they brought a group of students for a dérive somewhere between Brunel University and Heathrow airport, and I was very happy to be in that group. The first poem of his that I read was “Warp in the Rain”. I got the feeling of it straight away, which rarely happens when reading poetry in a foreign language. The solitude of the man, soaked in the rain; warp of matter and time; industrial cityscape and liminal places like Pumping Station 4. All those elements very organically merged into this strange film, combining animation, street videography, video collage, compositing, and lip-synch.
Music: Colin Riley
From the album ‘In Place’, 2018