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Twice Over (2012, 12’, colour, stereo)

 In Twice Over Simon Payne, has filmed off the screen, with a hand held camcorder, an original sequence of digitally generated coloured rectangles. The re-filmed layer and an original variation of it are then superimposed on themselves, so that the discrepancies between them generate a third element: differently coloured slender rectangles that judder between the main blocks of colour. In contrast to the many computer-generated works Payne has made over the last eight or so years, the texture and ‘noise’ of the analogue decay generated by re-filming (as opposed to digital copying) plays an important role. – Nicky Hamlyn

As pure and as rapturous as twelve minutes of rectangular colour, sound, and decay could ever hope to be. (Rotterdam International Film Festival 2013)

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