‘Each work should be a new creation of the mind … It should abstract itself from memory, seeing only that which it looks upon, and that as for the first time.’ Stéphane Mallarmé 1876
27 April 2011
ARTHUR PRINCE REVISITED
Almost exactly one year on from the original version, I re-filmed my first Graveyard Ditty (and indeed my first short film) on location in Hampstead Cemetery. The new footage was captured in one long take just a few weeks ago on a glorious spring afternoon - not by webcam this time but by video camera - and was first screened at Burgh House on the evening of my private viewing.
In the spirit of the poem, perhaps I will re-shoot my energetic cemetery run each spring.