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Haiku Film no. 1 - Smoke

A silent 17 second, 16mm film. No post editing, except titles.
Made as part of a series of five Haiku films as visual poems on the subject of natural phenomena. 17 seconds was chosen as haiku's have 17 'on' (loosely translated as syllables).

  • Kate Beaugié
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  • Runtime:
    30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 25, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm film
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - Kate Beaugié

Kate Beaugié is a freelance multi disciplinary artist, based in Kent, UK.

She studied BA (Hons) Sculpture at Glasgow School of Art and MA Fine Art at UWE, Bristol and UCA, Canterbury.

She has exhibited widely in Britain and has artwork in various permanent public art collections.

She has achieved two Arts Council grants to develop her creative practice.
The first grant was given to develop a project to create and curate a Music, Water & Light Symbiotic Event at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford.

In 2021/22 she was resident artist with the Sacconi Quartet, a relationship which culminated in making a 16mm music film, and a curated light installation | exhibition, featuring various forms of documentation of the event "Beethoven on the Beach", where the Sacconi Quartet played a 40 minute recital of Beethoven's Opus 131, on Sunny Sands beach, Folkestone, under the concrete arches, to a crowd of around 250/300 people.

The 16mm film was edited by Ewan Golder.
the resulting film 'Tempo Adagio' has been shown in Film Festivals both nationally and internationally.

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Director Statement

I describes my artwork as light sculpture as it responds to the light and dark created by the cycle of the sun and I see my artwork as human interaction and alignment with the sun.

The artwork is made in many different mediums, including 16mm film, burnt wood, gold leaf, alternative photographic process and oil painting. I also collaborate with musicians to create 'music, water and light' immersive light installations.

I am influenced by Minimalism, Japanese aesthetics/ Shinto culture and by my primal connection to Earth and the elements, possibly due to being brought up on a farm in south-east England.