Moth Ra Space

Moth Ra Space
Paul Fletcher
6'06'' cgi video comp. colour
2016 | Australia
Punto y Raya Festival 2016

A synopsis as crazy as the film?


A dense cacophony of interdependent events and impressions

densities of unrequited discord

hovering layers of tonality and atonality, analogue and digital renditions of image and sound

dynamic simulations and natural phenomena converge

trembling, watery constructions in non-cartesian space

Used real harmonium, melodica, guitar, and water sounds with their equivalent virtual sampled instruments and resnythesized microtonal counterpoints, in a similar process to the visuals which also made real and synthesized, digital and analog, tonal and atonal, phenomenon and simulations interact and respond to each other.

Paul Fletcher
Paul Fletcher _owlbert
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1962 | Box Hill, Australia

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A video/animation & sound artist, over the last 30 years, Paul has worked in 2 and 3d audiovisual media, linear and nonlinear timebased and installation based artforms.

His short films have been included in many international festivals including LIAF, LISF, ARS ELECTRONICA, MIAF, PUNTO Y RAYA. His animated abstract narrative film Dreamlike  was featured in Andrew Selby’s book Animation in Process  published by Lawrence and King (2008). Paul’s live audiovisual performances started with a custom made video and audio instrument the Midi-Vacuum-Cleaner  first unveiled at the Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival 2006. Over the last ten years there have been many live audiovisual concerts using different bespoke and standard computer interfaces and instruments for audiovisual, live cinema and music performances including shows at Punctum ICU, Undue Noise Summer in the Parks, Footscray Audio Visual Centre, The Engine Room, VCA School of Film and Television and others. The Railways Time Machine (2012) was a month long dual screen, 40 minute Animated site specific projection installation commissioned by the State Department of Transport and City of Greater Bendigo.

Over the Easter weekend since 2008, Paul has staged “Hidden Creatures” a large outdoor/indoor sculpture, audio and animated video installation as part of the Greater City of Bendigo's Easter Festival

His installation work has been exhibited at La Trobe Visual Art Centre, Allans Walk Artist Run Space, Ian Potter Musuem of Art. Between 1980 and 1985 he was a member of the post punk experimental music group Essendon Airport (drummer and other contributions and collaborations). Between 1982 to 1990, he produced and sold many limited edition screenprints, record covers and greeting cards. Since 2001 he has been active contributor to the Experimental Music and Video Projection Collective Undue Noise.  

Lives in Lockwood, Australia.   +info