So last summer, the FICFA had asked me if I would present a rough-cut or work in progress screening of Spectres of Shortwave during the festival. Thinking that I should be practically finished the film by this time, I agreed. The closer the date of the screening got, the more nervous I became. It's very vulnerable position to show a work that is not yet completed to the public.
I had a 60 minute rough cut finished. Mireille and I did a small presentation before the screening about the projects and research that led up to the film - related gallery installations such as Radio Towers Like Windchimes, Sine Waves and Snow Falls, and The Marshland Radio Plumbing Project. Then we screened the 20 minute rough cut, followed by a Q & A.
Audience feedback was overwhelmingly positive. I still feel like I have a fair bit of work and refining to do, but the encouragement from the audience was very motivating.
The screening and catalogue launch took place on nov. 19