04.06.22 - 18.09.22
la Boîte Noire
Rebecca Jane Arthur. Island Flyer
Rebecca Jane Arthur is a Scottish audiovisual artist, who has been based in Brussels for several years. She obtained her Master’s degree in Media Arts at the KASK in Ghent. She is co-founder of elephy, the production and distribution platform for film and media art, together with Chloë Delanghe, Eva Giolo and Christina Stuhlberger. Rebecca Jane Arthur develops an artistic language where the moving image and writing are predominant.
In Island Flyer: A Postcard from the Isle of Wight (2022), the artist takes us on a journey on an island in the English Channel, in the South of England, in search of summertimes gone by. The pictures, filmed using a Super 8 camera, take on a nostalgic aura where the borderline between reality and childhood fantasy is constantly disrupted. The faded colours, the slight defects in the film and the jump shots give the whole work an old and familiar tone. The film’s assumed slowness conveys the languid moments of holidays when time stands still, when the smells of iodine, the backwash of the sea and the sounds of jazz become the centre of the world. In the film by Rebecca Jane Arthur, the Isle of Wight is disco- vered in fragments which everyone is free to piece together to create their own travel narrative.
Directed, filmed and edited by Rebecca Jane Arthur / Sound recording and s ound creation Rebec- ca Jane Arthur / Sound mixing Paul Abbott / Colouring Lennert De Taeye / Featuring Brian Arthur and Frances Day / Produced by elephy / Supported by Tabakalera (ES) /Super 8 transferred to HD, colour, English, 12 minutes