Losing Track

[B]etween scribbling and writing, neat writing as we say, there are all kinds of marvellous phenomena, such as erasures, cut text, pasted text, which take on often extraordinary plastic qualities.
(Michel Butor, in Bricolage: An Interview with Michel Butor, 1994, p.21)

Imogen Reid completed a practice-based PhD at Chelsea College of Arts, her practice being writing. Her thesis focused on the ways in which film has been used by novelists as a resource to transform their writing practice, and on how the non-conventional writing techniques generated by film could, in turn, produce alternative forms of readability.

Losing Track further explores this relationship between literature and cinema. It contains an inventory of cinematic techniques in writing, a script that revolves around a missing event/memory/film and a short essay on cinematic writing.

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