Melody Woodnutt

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Current Work

     
     Velvet Gloves
     Celestial Bodies
The Ship
Death Shroud for a Ship
16mm films
Tropical Gothic
Miniatures


Past Work (selected/partial)

The Symposium
Collapse
Blind Coven
Vibraphones
The Raven
Apathy and Wonder
Sex, Space, Intimacy
The Last Century Was About History, The Next Will Be About Belief 
Objects




Ongoing Project

The Weight of Mountains


Archived Work
2008 - 2018
(under construction) 

Installations
Sound pieces
Performace
Curatorial
Residencies
Festivals
Publications/Press
Art Direction for film




Affiliations

   Artist Film Workshop

   Nanolab

   Law and the Senses

   The Esoteric Travel Writing Research Group

   

Celestial Bodies
Series includes:
-Street projection, 3 channels
-16mm film
-Still images
-Poem





A new series which ties together the sea and the cosmos as vast bodies that never touch. It is a poetic attempt to embrace glittering spectral bodies; at once our own and all else born of dead stars.
This work also includes a 16mm short film and an accompanying poem.

An ascension and sinking, swells
conjured between the divine


and the dark. The Two together apart


are a Sisyphean attempt
bigger than your house,
to posthumously finish building


a 55 foot skeleton, a boat frame.


Here, Fata Morgana breathes.
Due diction, a spectral fiction starts


in a ship's absence and ruin.
Atmospheres and celestial bodies never touch


the sea, but they swallow the vessel.





16mm film, shown Feb 20, 2024 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image


Four selected film stills; limited edition of 10:










From top:
Head Rush Sea Swell, 2023.
16mm film still, digital print 21 x 29cm.

A Premonition for a Wooden Horse and a Golden Goat, 2023.
16mm film still, digital print 21 x 29cm.

Your Skin is Made of Stars, Lips Made of Protea, 2023.
16mm film still, digital print 21 x 29cm.

Sailor’s Warning, 2023.
16mm film still, digital print 21 x 29cm.