Double-8, Super-8 and 16mm films made in the 1970s by Hank Bull, Kate
Craig, Patrick Ready, Byron Black and friends.
The Time Dilation Machine was a device for travelling through the seven
dimensions of time and space, devised by HP (Hank Bull and Patrick Ready) in
1975. Constructed inside an old steamer trunk, it employed mirrors, tinfoil and
hanging photo-puppets to trigger teleportation, and was accessed by means of a
peephole in one end.
Similar technology, found buried in a cardboard box of 8mm films, takes us
back to a time before video when a group of Vancouver pataphysicians made
investigations into transmutation and altered consciousness. All that remains of
their research today is a collection of filmic fragments.
This collection of Hank Bull's unedited 8mm and 16mm reels include
Spadina Special (1971), Helen and Monica (1972),
Swing (1974, with Kate Craig), HP Movie (1975, with Patrick
Ready), Rembrandt (and Goya) (1977, with Patrick Ready and Kate Craig),
How to Make Good Whisky (1977, with Patrick Ready), and The HP
Sedan Bottle (1975, with Patrick Ready, Byron Black and Randy