Richard Tuohy

In the late 1980s and early 1990s Richard Tuohy was an active member of the Melbourne Super 8 Film Group. Since then he has created almost 40 films, first on Super 8 and more recently on 16mm. His films have screened at venues including the Melbourne IFF, EMAF (Osnabruck), Rotterdam IFF, and Media City, and in 2011 a program of his work toured Europe at venues in Vienna, Paris, Berlin, London and Leeds. In 2009 his film Iron-Wood won first prize (ex aequo) at Abstracta (Rome). His films are part of the ‘hand-made’ film tradition.

Seoul Electric

(Richard Tuohy, 2012)

A North Asian metropolis. Electricity wires draped like thick webs adorn the streetscape. Expolsive sparks of colour electrify the frame. Filmed in Seoul in black and white. Colourised during processing...