I love Super 8 film, it’s probably one of the most marvelous mediums I know. You can do anything with it – even if you shoot garbage you can paint on the film, scratch it, tape things to it and transform it.
This work is an experiment with two films shot overseas, both of which sat undeveloped for years. One is a wander into a forest in Czech; the other is a documentation of a shop that sells decorative statues in Bangkok. I had them developed at the same time, and watched them close together, and they joined somehow in my mind. Both films are chance operations and document stumbling over something interesting, and both capture light peculiar to the region of their creation: FOREST slips through the dappled light of the dense pines while STONE is drenched in the thick humidity of an ancient city in South East Asia.
Andrew Harper is a writer and artist based in Southern Tasmania. His art practice is a hybrid one that is largely rooted in performance, but also includes experimental writing, film and video, sound art, collage and manipulation of found objects, and street art.
Andrew uses found objects, leftovers, detritus and accidental discoveries. He is concerned with the uncanny and the eerie, capital, hoarding disorders and using archival materials as art.