Experiencing Interruptions?


I’m in my 54th year. This piece is a reflection on what it means to have come this far. It combines elements of dance, controlled animation, synthesised and transformed sound, vocalisations and spoken word to explore the physical, the personal and the political. It celebrates the fact that change is not only possible, but also inevitable on all of those levels. It is a statement of what it is to be a survivor and not to have given up on the idea of resistance. We cannot deny change, but we can choose how we react, and by our actions set an example to others. The ripples will influence the changes. All that is necessary is for us to give ourselves that permission, because it cannot and will not come from anywhere else.

  • Colin Woods
  • Colin Woods
  • Colin Woods
  • Colin Woods
    Key Cast
  • Colin Woods
    Music and sound design
  • Colin Woods
    Editing and post production
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 NZD
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
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  • Student Project:
  • Liburn Trust Composition Awards
    June 30, 2015
    Premiere of final version
    Joint first
Director Biography - Colin Woods

Colin J. Woods is an Irish-born artist based in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. His projects range from sonic art creations, live improvised electronic and acoustic works, short films, through to compositions for conventional instruments and ensembles.

Colin was born in Belfast (Ireland) and came to Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2002. He was previously guitarist with Irish punk band Music For Deaf and participant in UK/Ireland based Allotropes experimental collective for whom he created the first ever computer music video in 1982.

His current interests include experimental music (both composed and improvised), video, song writing and performance, and composition for conventional solo instruments and ensembles. He is a regular participant in the Auckland improv colective Vitamin S, one half of the duo Toy Triptech (with Rohan Evans). Colin holds a Diploma in Contemporary Music from Unitec (Auckland) and a Bachelor of Music with Honours majoring in Sonic Arts/Composition at the University of Auckland. Recent releases include the album Skyway to Carpark (2012) and EP Short Straw, both are available to download from bandcamp and as limited release physical CDs. Colin is currently studying toward a Masters degree in Creative Technology at AUT.

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