Take My Shoes version#2 : Raewyn Turner 2012 

Experimental Documentary

Duration 12.25 minutes

Protected by anonymity a senior police officer talks freely about the changing aspects of violence in New Zealand.  
The work explores knitting together an intarsia of written and aural fragments of topical issues and their relationship to news media. The audio orientation of the work relates to the topical and often confrontational territory inhabited by talk back radio.

A graphical programming environment for video and audio manipulation was used to digitally activate the text via the narrator's gestures.

 

In a monologue towards understanding the increase in violent offencses, intimidation, abuse, threats and the high rate of domestic violence in New Zealand, a senior ex-police officer talks about contributing factors. His concerns echo the community's fears with reference to inequity and violence in a small paradise.  Protected by anonymity the police officer talks freely about the changing aspects of violence in New Zealand; his secret identity indicates the fragility of a community where police protection of individuals and themselves may only further violence. 

Recorded, manipulated and edited by Raewyn Turner.

Voice and Hands: Anonymous senior Police Officer

Sound Chord : Eddie Rayner

 

Take My Shoes version#1

Experimental Documentary

Duration 13.10 mins

A graphical programming environment for video and audio manipulation was used to digitally activate the text via the narrator's gestures and voice.

In a monologue towards understanding the increase in violent offenses, intimidation, abuse, threats and the high rate of domestic violence in New Zealand, a senior ex-police officer talks about contributing factors. His concerns echo the community's fears with reference to inequity and violence in a small paradise. Protected by anonymity the police officer talks freely about the changing aspects of violence in New Zealand; his secret identity indicates the fragility of a community where police protection of individuals and themselves may only further violence.

Woven into the text are fragments from the World News along with an imaginative account of early European settlement of NZ and grandmother's stories glimpsed through contemporary eyes. The settlers’ journey and subsequent description of the city skyline visualizes how the secret folds of the newly created city and environs contribute to the citizens concerns.  The settlers cut down the trees and expose bare hills which echo their words. 

Recorded, manipulated and edited by Raewyn Turner.

Voice and Hands: Anonymous senior Police Officer

Sound Chord : Eddie Rayner

World News, Retrieved from internet 31.01.08 (http://www.infoplease.com/world/events/news