Substitute (United Kingdom, 6 min 50 sec)
Directed by: Richard Ashrowan
A question of daffodils, or representation as substitution, or substitution as representation. Some daffodils are observed by a filmmaker, inside and outside, imprinting upon two different 16mm film stocks, a digital camera and some antique lenses. After a while, a disturbing kind of anthropomorphic intimacy emerges. "When on my couch I lie / In vacant or in pensive mood / They flash upon that inward eye" said Wordsworth once. In the end, perhaps the daffodils succeed, in and of themselves.