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Tape Letters from the Waiting Room

Colour 16mm. 4K DCP, 18m. TROPES007

A film by Steven McInerneyOriginal Soundtrack by Mark Vernon available now on bandcamp.

An existential drama exploring the universal themes of death and rebirth. Tape Letters from the Waiting Room is an experiment in film archaeology and magnetic memory as it navigates past life experiences. Shifting in succession from the mundane to the metaphysical, the film is composed of extant 16mm found footage from the past century. An original soundtrack by Mark Vernon encompasses a rich collection of domestic tape recordings; audio letters, dictated notes, found sounds and other lost voices.

Honourable Film Mention
Family Film Project #9 (In Competition, Portugal) October 15, 2020

Copyright 2020. All Rights Reserved.

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In Our Mind's Eye

Colour 16mm. 2K DCP, 4m. TROPES008

A film by Ben Kreukniet & Steven McInerneySoundtrack by by Ben Kreukniet & Steven McInerneyCopyright 2021. All Rights Reserved.

In Our Mind’s Eye is a project that combines light and sound synthesis to explore feedback loops between humans and technology. The work is inspired by human trichromatic vision and the notion that reality exists only in our mind’s eye.

Official Selection:

Punto y Raya Festival (Official Selection, Austria) November 25, 2021

Bideodromo Internacional Experimental Film and Video Festival (Official Selection, Spain) October 2021

London Short Film Festival (Official Selection, UK) September 25, 2021. BFI Southbank

Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg (International premiere, Germany) September 11, 2021


Projected Reworks (5'' Zoetrope locked groove disc + Beta SX Edition)

SD Video, 60m. TROPES004

Sculpture meets Psyché Tropes for a post-transitory broadcast in reductionist methodology, exploring the non-standard definitions from the other side.Projected Music is a 5-inch zoetrope picture disc containing 26 locked grooves. Each loop is 1.33 seconds in duration cut at 45rpm reaching a total playing time of 34.58 seconds although the loops are intended to be played at any speed. In the possession of two or more disks, the listener can interact with a modular album whereby the source material is open to interpretation.


Sculpture conclude their Projected Music sequence with an expanded video form in collaboration with Psyché Tropes label founder Steven McInerney.

Projected Music (Beta SX edition) is a 60-minute videocassette of an audiovisual jam utilizing 2 x 5-inch Projected Music discs. Sutherland's camcorders and zoetropes are combined with McInerney's video hardware while Hayhurst's multilayered 5-inch grooves are mixed into oblivion.

Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved.

A Creak Retimed

Colour 16mm, 3m. TROPES003

Things are not in time, but time is in Things– Vicktor Von Weizsäcker

A collection of tape reworks of Howlround's original soundtrack from A Creak In Time directed by Steven McInerney, featuring adaptations by Tom White, Merkaba Macabre, Dan Hayhurst, Ian Helliwell and Howlround. Runtime: 35 minutes. Film component has been reworked from 16mm film reels that did not make the final cut, resulting in a zero waste film project.

A film by Steven McInerney
Copyright 2018. All Rights Reserved.

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HFF Vol. 1

Colour 16mm, 5m. TROPES001

A film festival arrives at a station, crossplatforms and releases its own music. Absurd? Good. This release has been assembled not only to embrace such lateral mutations, but also to foster that process.From its inception in 2010 Hackney Film Festival set out as a platform for a community of audio-visual artists living and working in the East London borough, inscribed within the grooves of this vinyl convocation is a cherry-picked clutch of them. Now Vol. 1 is born and HFF evolves: a crucible of images that begets sounds – errant motile sounds whose blind wriggle detaches from the AV mother lode in search of a new synthesis.

Copyright 2014. All Rights Reserved.


A Creak In Time
Runtime 27 min
Colour 16mm

A film by Steven McInerney. Exhibition viewing copy only. Please do not distribute. For screening opportunities please email contact (at) psyche-tropes (dot) com

A Creak In Time is a 27-minute meditation on the ever-expanding fractal universe with recurring themes of transformation and altered perception, switching scale from microscopic topography to the vast distances of the cosmos. Presented in two parts, the first exploring the macro; the nature of physicality and formation on a celestial level, with the latter concerning the micro; the world unseen, thriving with lifeforms, continuously expanding and in complete symbiosis.


First Experiment Award - Instanbul International Experimental Film Festival (International Competition) November 16, 2019

Alteraciones Jury Award - Aguilar International Film Festival (International Competition, Spain) December 11, 2018

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