thoughts take shape in words, fragments of understanding, sensing remembering. In 2005 I travelled through Cambodia. In the early morning and late afternoon, when the weather was a little cooler, my partner and I would go for walks around the towns that we stayed in. With a few scraps of Khmer I would attempt conversation [...]
Loch Sport New Years Eve from Bettina Frankham on Vimeo. An experimental start to a project using mobile phone video to explore the re-working of memory material. Thinking about all the fragments and moments that we collect on the cameras we tend to take with us everywhere. Thinking about ideas of the extended mind and [...]
Why does the brokenness of the glitch appeal? Because something about the look of this digital shard does please Even though I’m annoyed at having to compose a lengthy email again from scratch and I’m now developing a habit of saving email drafts at the end of each new paragraph. Is it virus or vagary [...]
Pancakes just say weekend to me. Maple syrup, maybe lemon and sugar, creamy yoghurt and blueberries if I want to be set for the day. This is my favourite recipe saved from the pages of the NZ Listener May 28 1988. Through 13 moves I’ve hung on to this page, ripped out of a tv [...]
The goldfish from the first post is now quite white. Perhaps Samba should become Simba in recognition of the transformation? The tank is sparkling but the fish a little jumpy after the gusto of the cleaning.
sea cliff : night vision from Bettina Frankham on Vimeo. A short video and sound experiment. Recorded on the way home one night when Bulli Pass was closed for roadwork. Voices on the radio. Click the picture to play.
A rainy day. A beautifully resonant bell. Some kids after just one more turn. Click this link to listen…Year of the rabbit – a sound experiment. In my family, a rabbit was someone who was cheeky and often up to no good (but in a ‘wascally wabbit’ rather than malevolent kind of way).
The nimble anarchy of the mighty Ninjabread Warriors does battle against the stoic order of the regimented Gingerbread Battalion.
With a twist of my head or a turn of my chair these are the minutiae of distracted contemplation.
Kitchen window test from Bettina Frankham on Vimeo. A fragment of experimentation with a pre-dawn sprite.