Twice Over (2012, 16:9, 12mins, 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)