Colin Barton

I Like Camels / Intestinal Fortitude (2 Films On 1 Reel) (1991) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

I LIKE CAMELS, (3 min.) is a high intensity optically printed collage film, made during the Gulf War. This film was full of hate, and made in response to an over talkative audience during the screening of my first 16mm film TREE. After that day I swore never to make another "silent" film, though a few years later I made BROKEN FOOTNOTES. This film explored inventing new techniques to create traveling mattes, and possibilities on the optical printer. The soundtrack was created by distorting optical sound from 16mm and 35mm optical tracks. INTESTINAL FORTITUDE, (3 min.) is a post-industrial visual monster. As a writing to the intricacies of INTESTINAL FORTITUDE, the initial idea was to have many films in one, and to have each of those films stand on their own. The multiple layers of this film each contain separate and individual films. All of them representing different ideas, and their stacked complexity give it its punch. The ideas range from enjoying coffee to an industrial hell. Driven by the pure apathy of others, this film was an alarm, or wake-up call to my then current peers in school.

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