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Simon Welch ‘Prelude’

Synopsis:

Sequences of a contemporary Cinderella practising a Bach prelude and struggling to keep up with the tyrannical precision of metronomic rhythm are juxtaposed with images of her daily life, thereby generating the soundtrack for her own “film”. The metronome precisely beats time in a mechanical rather than a “musical” manner and may be a help or hindrance to development. The repetitious nature of piano practice suggests that the girl’s existence is also repetitive and that negative aspects of her relationship with her mother may be a prelude for future relationships.

 

Cast: Céline Trouillet (Mother), Mel Z (Daughter)

 

Filmography

Domain and Range (2015)

HD video, colour & B&W, 16/9 format, 6’

 

Prelude (2014)

HD video, colour, 16/9 format, 6’55’’

 

Focus (2014)

HD video, colour, 16/9 format, 7’50’’

 

Cast (2012)

HD video, colour, 16/9 format, 6’40’’

 

Psychosomatic Event (2011)

colour, 16/9 format, 3’20’’

 

Bobby (2010)

colour, 16/9 format, 4’

 

Western (2009)

colour, 16/9 format, 3'

 

Euro Vision (2009)

colour, format 16/9, 3'20"

 

Low Tide (2009)

colour, format 16/9, 1'20"

 

Veneration (2009)

colour, 4/3 format, 3'

 

Seven (2009)

colour, 4/3 format, 57"

 

Summertime Blues (2008)

colour, 4/3 format, 1'40"

 

Final Call (2007)

colour, format 4/3, 3’05

 

Encounter (2007)

colour, 4/3 format, 2’10’’

 

Shades (2007)

colour, 4/3 format, 2’12"

 

Tam Tam (2007)

colour, 4/3 format, 2’04"

 

Flotsum (2007)

colour, 4/3 format, 4’23"

 

Something Old, Something New (2007)

colour, 4/3 format, 2'32"

 

En Paix (2006)

Colour, 4/3 format, 3’

 

Water Under The Bridge (2006)

colour, 4/3 format, 4’

 

Tamarins (2006)

colour, 4/3 format, 3’50’’

 

French Revolution (2005)

Colour, 4/3 format, 1’

 

Biography:

British artist and filmmaker based in France since 1994. Studied Fine Art (painting) at WSCAD (Farhnham, UK) and then at Liverpool Polytechnic in the 1980s. Subsequently studied Visual Arts at Strasbourg University to PhD level. Regularly shows films in international film and video festivals and exhibitions.

 

 

Simon Welch 'Prelude'France, 2014 |00:07:07 | Short experimental fiction

Resolution: 1080x720 Format:16/9 Sound: stereo

Credits: screenplay/cinematography/sound/editing: Simon WELCH