"Mistakes are a gift to begin to imagine." -Stéphane Mallarmé
digital film. 19 min. 37 sec. 2021 from original super-8mm, 16mm film and half-inch video Musical contributions by Rob Stephenson and John Wynne
29 second excerpt from Some Mistakes I Have Made musical fragment by Rob Stephenson
51 second excerpt from Some Mistakes I Have Made
Some Mistakes I Have Madeis a re-imagined record of 'mistakes' inspired by reels of typewriter correction tapes saved for 30 years. This Number 14 in my Visible Inventory series is a compendium of errors re-envisioned as opportunities culled from film and video footage that I shot and hand-processed since 1973 and typewriter correction tapes that I saved from the time before I used a computer. How often do we get to see our mistakes in life graphically recorded? Do these recordings of past failures reveal any new meanings?
View the artist book that preceded and inspired the film here
Purchase the micro-book companion to the film here at the Shapeshifters Cinema online store and here at the San Francisco Cinémathèque online shop.