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Tony Lawrence

For the past eight years Australian filmmaker Tony Lawrence has been working almost exclusively with 8mm and 16mm found footage and home movies. He now has a collection over 300 films which bare the physical effects of time, chemical decay, and even rot and mould which he further manipulates to create new works that draw attention to the materiality of the medium. His work has won many Underground Film Festival awards.

Tony says “the affect of decay, grit and damage on these films often forms the context of how
I piece together these works.” He goes on to compose strangely haunting electronic soundtracks and use various transfer techniques to convey different moods and create these dreamlike explorations of memory and time. 

Striking Contrasts 2014-2015, Web Showreel – from Girl on Fire, via Vimeo