31 Days
stuart-moore-2016-31-days
Year of release: 2016
Original format: Super 8mm
Running time: 4 minutes 25 seconds
Screening format: single channel QuickTime MOV or Blu-ray H.264
Directed, filmed and edited by Stuart Moore
Producer: Kayla Parker
Production: Sundog Media
Distribution and sales: Sundog Media sundogmedia@gmail.com

Description
A triptych of film moments re-creates memories from a collection of thirty one clips, one selected each day during March 2016 from the artist's personal Super 8 archive.

As viewers, we experience the film on several registers of subjectivity. Whilst recognising the moving images as being the recorded memories of another, they seem familiar, and prompt us to recall our own memories in response; the sound of the Super 8 projector in motion projecting a spool of film, reminds us of the materiality of the images we see, located in the cinematic past. When we watch, we are drawn to the 'present moments' in the whole frame that is located within the central pane of the screen, experiencing the 'now' of the stream of moving image whilst being simultaneously aware of the partial frame to the right - 'the future' - before it occupies the centre and becomes present, then slips to the partial frame of 'the past' on the left before disappearing from sight.

Production notes
The film 31 Days was originally a thirty one second piece, entitled One Second a Day. Comprising a chronological series of one-second video clips, one being chosen each day during March 2016 from the artist's Super 8 archive. 31 Seconds was complied into a showreel, along with the thirty one one-second video clips taken by other postdoctoral researchers in the 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training, for presentation to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) during its visit to Bristol, to demonstrate the breadth of research being undertaken by postgraduate researchers at the 3D3 consortium of Falmouth University, Plymouth University and University of the West of England, Bristol. 3D3: 1 Second a Day Showreel

Exhibition
2017
Being Human exhibition, Exeter Arts Week; Spacex, Exeter; with Rachael Allain, Laura Hopes, Juliet Middleton-Batts, and Karen Pearson (13 to 21 May 2017)
MIA: THREE exhibition, Centrespace, Bristol; curated by Lucieta Williams (24 to 28 February 2017)
British Shorts Lichtspielklub Short Film Festival, ‘Selected Films’ exhibition programme; Sputnik Kinobar, Berlin; with the 1979 exhibition of Peter Mitchell’s A New Refutation of the Viking 4 Space Mission; other films screened were Vandals by Adam Wells, Nonstops by Alban Low, Baba 1989 by Nariman Massoumi, Illusions by Dominica Harrison, Known Unto God by Suzie Hanna, and An Animation About A Rabbit by Chis MacFarlane (12 to 18 January 2017)
London Short Film Festival, New Shorts: Experiments: Celluloid Traces programme; ICA, London (8 January 2017, shortlisted for the ICA Experimental Film Award)

2016
LUX Bristol Critical Forum, BEEF PRSC, Bristol (screening and talk, 27 October 2016)
Plymouth Art Weekender exhibition; Scott Building, Plymouth (23 to 25 September 2016)
Supernormal Festival, Cephalopod programme presented by BEEF, Bristol; Braziers Park, Oxfordshire (premiere, 5 to 7 August 2016, outdoor expanded cinema screening)