Some good news arrived this Spring from the Winnipeg Film Group. My film “expect something and nothing at once” will be screened at four festivals in 2013, The Body Electric Poetry Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado on May 4, Breakthroughs Festival in Toronto, May 10-12, as well as the Suffolk International Film Festival in Suffolk, UK July 11-13 and TRUCK gallery’s bike-in cinema series in Calgary, AB this summer. Also, it will have it’s television debut on CBC’s “Canadian Reflections” program in January 2015.
expect something and nothing at once from Michelle Elrick on CBC’s “Canadian Reflections.”
This short film is part of my larger project, Notes from the Fort: a poetic of inhabited space, which is a series of performance installations that create intimate places in unfamiliar environments through the play-act of fort building. Notes From the Fort was underway in Reykjavík, Iceland from July-August 2012, then moved to Winnipeg, Canada from September-November 2012. The soundscape that underlies the film was made from sounds collected from my ancestral homes of Austria and Scotland, as well as sounds collected during the 2012 implementation of the project in Reykjavík. The poem “expect something and nothing at once” is an imagistic retelling of my personal sense of home, focusing briefly on a series of bright, vivid images that carry the listener within the walls of the fort and of the poem itself. For more information, visit www.notesfromthefort.com.
Special thanks and congratulations to Tyler Funk, Director of Photography, for making it look so good.