A Creak In Time

A Creak In Time is a 27-minute meditation on the ever-expanding fractal universe with recurring themes of transformation and altered perception, switching scale from microscopic topography to the vast distances of the cosmos.

•There is the option of a screening with a live score.

Awards –
First Experiment Award - Instanbul International Experimental Film Festival (International Competition) November 16, 2019
Alteraciones Jury Award - Aguilar International Film Festival
(International Competition, Spain) December 11, 2018

Official Selection, In Competition –
Beijing International Short Film Festival (International Competition, China) December 01, 2019 Animation Marathon Animation Festival (Official Selection, Greece) 20, November 2019 Ficlapaz - La Paz International Film Festival (Official Selection, Bolivia)September 5, 2019
Fest Anca Int’l Animation Festival 2019 (Official Selection, Slovakia) June 27, 2019
Global India International Film Festival (Official Selection, Pune, India) March 23, 2019
Maracay International Film & Video Festival (Official Selection, Venezuela) June 23, 2019
Murcia International Film Festival (Official Selection, Spain) March 1, 2019
Gijón International Film Festival 2018 (Official Selection, Spain) November 1, 2018
Hamburg International Short Film Festival (International Competition, Germany) June 9, 2018 Flatpack Film Festival (Official Selection With Live Score, UK) April 11, 2018
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018 (Official Selection, The Netherlands) January 16, 2018
End Film Festival (Premiere, Official Selection, Live Score by Howlround, UK) July 11, 2017

  • Steven McInerney
  • Psyché Tropes
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 24, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy, United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Steven McInerney

Steven McInerney (b. Melbourne, 1983) is an artist combining film, digital projection and sound to create experimental films, expanded cinema and live audiovisual performances. McInerney's work draws upon dichotomous energies, meditating between the sacred and profane. His cinematic work explores psychospiritual tropes and altered perception, often blurring the lines between science and fiction. His live performances utilise multi-channel projection and real-time feedback systems to exploit the audience's awareness of time within the moving image; pushing the boundaries of percipience and the medium itself. McInerney is the founder of Psyché Tropes, a film company and label investigating the synaesthetic intersections between sound and its visual counterpart. He performs and releases as Merkaba Macabre; while other collaborative projects include: IOME, Post Coma and Flying Disks.

Since 2009 McInerney's work has exhibited at British Film Institute, Curzon, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón, Punto y Raya, Fiber Festival, Fest Anča International Animation Festival, Mostra Internacional de Cinema Etnográfico, Proceso de Error, ULTRAcinema Mexico, Gallery of Modern Art Waterford, Cork French Film Festival, Sines and Squares Festival, Portico Gallery, Splice Audio Visual Performing Arts Festival, Bideodromo Experimental Film and Video Festival, London Short Film Festival, Flatpack Film Festival, East End Film Festival, Supernormal, Cafe OTO, and KLECTIK Art Lab. His films have won awards at Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Family Film Project and Aguilar International Film Festival. He has received funding and support from Arts Council England, Lux Moving Image, Film London, British Film Council, has been featured on BBC Radio, Ina GRM France Musique and hosts a monthly radio programme on Resonance 104.4fm. His work has been reviewed in print and online by Wire Magazine, Wallpaper, Elephant, Ableton and Electronic Sound.

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Director Statement

Link to McInerney's audiovisual project MERKABA MACABRE -

Recent Press and online links

Wire Magazine - A Creak In Time & Merkaba Macabre - Decomposition review

Wire Magazine - A Creak In Time review (Issue 397) with exclusive excerpt

Wallpaper Review - A Creak In Time film review

Cinemania - IFFR 2018 - A Creak In Time review:

Official Selection: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018

Official Selection: East End Film Festival - https://www.eastend

France Musique featuring music by Merkaba Macabre on ina GRM’s L’Experimentale

Ableton Live article feat. Merkaba Macabre – Decomposition (scroll to bottom of artice)