Shinjuku Thief

Shinjuku Thief – delete/resound

Darrin Verhagen | In a society deeply literate in screen culture, the pressure to justify the visual inhabitation of imaginative worlds with a point of view more subjective than omniscient has all but evaporated. Native to the history of the ubiquitous lens, comfortable with the conventions of camera movement and editing, we can easily sit…

Amnion 'Dissolution'

Amnion/Richard Grant – Dissolution

“Dissolution” is the lead track off the latest EP from Amnion, brainchild of sound artist/musician Roderick Price. Filmmaker/AV artist Richard Grant has produced a poetic, otherworldly visual track to accompany the dense, lush, industrial-inflected sounds. Together, the piece creates a feeling somewhere between floating in space and plunging to the deepest recesses of the ocean;…

Dooley

The Mechanist’s Infirmary

Dann Lewis, Deakin University |   The Mechanist inserted the needle, injecting a coppery liquid into Dirk’s vein. Dirk’s fingers had been blown off, his thigh pierced by the razor wire hooked on a piece of hanging sheet metal. The incendiary shell, cobbled together with scrap, flint and oil, had almost decimated Dirk— he should…

Horst1

The Drowning Man

Horst Sarubin | When asked to write about ‘the drowning man’ for the inaugural episode of Deletion, I immediately started to formulate my intellectual response. My mind went back to the key ideas from the thesis in which it originated. Phrases such as “Liquid Modernity” and  “Expanded Cinema” began to trickle back into my consciousness. …

Christy_Dena

Deletions and Other Pleasures

Christy Dena | This creative response began as a completely different story and form. What excited me in the end was the concept of deletion and how it could be an interesting mechanic: where the only thing you can do in the world is delete. I thought about deleting parts of robots to make them better. Healing…