Documentation / Videoworks

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Bird People & Claire Guerin 2016

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Queef live at The Monk and The Nun fest 2016

Queef ‘home recording’ 2014

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Sonic Vigil 8 2014

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Joie de Vivre, in four parts (shown as part of Indie Cork Film Festival 2013)

Joie De Vivre (in four parts) full movie *version 2

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Kubrick films forwards and backwards (CROHN’S STOCK FESTIVAL 2013)

Short clip of an edit by Claire Guerin of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece Full Metal Jacket.

‘Kubrick believed that all good movies should be watchable both forwards and backwards. His stylized composition when filming makes the overlay of the two layers both amplified in symbolism and magnified in texture. At some point in the centre of the film, both layers match up and then move appart again. And we have the same overlay again only with the layers in reverse. In observing this in most of Kubrick’s films, that central scene is pivotal to the movie in some way. It makes watching the film feel fresh for those whom know it well already.’ -Claire Guerin

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LADY GREW : PUT THA PINK UP (THE HOME FESTIVAL 2013)

The above piece is a three part webisode of Lady Grew’s event ‘Put Tha Pink Up’ as part of the Home Festival in 2013.  The webisodes were edited and directed by Claire Guerin in collaboration with Lady Grew and cameramen Baptiste Rutko&Eoin O’Brien.  This event was an launch for Lady Grew’s latest EP ‘Put Tha Pink Up’ all guests received a free download of the album along with some participatory scenes and live performances by Lady Grew as ‘Sweet Pang’.  With live visual projections by Claire Guerin in addition to pole dancing Bono Byours, guests wrestling Lady Grew as Kenny Powers and eating sausages off Lady Grew’s back, it was a feast for all the senses.

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LED CONTROL TOWER (Seesound 2012)

The above piece is called ‘the LED control tower’ and it was exhibited in The Guesthouse as part of ‘Seesound 2012’ in collaboration with Cork Film Festival.  Claire collaborates with Rory O’Brien to create an LED light controlled by a circuit board that also changes the light’s current into sound.  By simply redirecting the current using crocodile clips on the top of the device, you change the sound which in turn changes the pattern on the LED light bulb.  Using a small webcam, they project a close up shot of the LED bulb which creates scanning distortions and lines on the projection.  The public were invited to join in and play with the LED control tower during this event.

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TIMDREAM #1 (ISSC 2012)

The above piece was part of an installation for ISSC 2012, in the Cork School of Music.  The piece is called ‘Timedream’ and the sound is by Bren O’Ruaidh. In timedream #1, the space is saturated with a huge, throbbing chord of overtones from a single fundamental of 2Hz (a tone far lower than our ears can discern as pitch). The lowest actual sound is the rhythmic beating of the 17th and 19th partials (34Hz and 38Hz). Each individual note in the chord finds its favourite places to hover in the room, and the audience can explore these resonances, making little melodies for themselves as they move around the space… Light takes our resonance perception even higher, in a beautiful synaesthesia with sound and the scent of incense. Complementary colours combine, merge and part, playing with our senses. Claire  uses an amp to play Bren’s sound art and then filmed lights that are powered straight off the amp.  Showing volume and power of the track via lights, which then creates a visual of its own, from pure sound.

In timedream #1, the space is saturated with a huge, throbbing chord of overtones from a single fundamental of 2Hz (a tone far lower than our ears can discern as pitch). The lowest actual sound is the rhythmic beating of the 17th and 19th partials (34Hz and 38Hz). Each individual note in the chord finds its favourite places to hover in the room, and the audience can explore these resonances, making little melodies for themselves as they move around the space… Light takes our resonance perception even higher, in a beautiful synaesthesia with sound and the scent of incense. Complementary colours combine, merge and part, playing with our senses.In timedream #1, the space is saturated with a huge, throbbing chord of overtones from a single fundamental of 2Hz (a tone far lower than our ears can discern as pitch). The lowest actual sound is the rhythmic beating of the 17th and 19th partials (34Hz and 38Hz). Each individual note in the chord finds its favourite places to hover in the room, and the audience can explore these resonances, making little melodies for themselves as they move around the space… Light takes our resonance perception even higher, in a beautiful synaesthesia with sound and the scent of incense. Complementary colours combine, merge and part, playing with our senses.

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LIVE VIDEOS playlist

These are a document of a performance, and not art pieces in themselves.  They are mostly taken from various events with live video projections by Claire Guerin.  Some are in night clubs and pubs, some in galleries and installations.

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MUSIC VIDEOS playlist

Here is a collection of modest music videos made by Claire Guerin that were mostly made for youtube and some small DVD releases.  All are official videos.  Most of the found footage is creative commons footage from youtube that has been put through live mixing software, to capture the live process in which Claire VJs in time with the sound.  The footage that was shot and edited by Claire Guerin is seen in the music videos for Rest, Ten Past Seven, Lady Grew and Paul Hegarty.

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