Originally Posted by TimStannard
Have a problem at 2:55. Have now played with this a little but it's not ideal as don't have the 'perfect' footage I needed. Thanks for the heads-up.
The aesthetic has been chosen deliberately. Everything is a stylistic counterpoint with dark / white, sound / no sound, split screens where the dancer is moving forwards and backwards. Even the music is played both forwards and backwards.
To be more complicated, the dancer is moving backwards and then the footage is reversed. So she moves backwards and forwards in time and space simultaneously which represents the confusion of the City spilling over into her consciousness. However, she returns to her reflections (hence the reflections) and then the noise of the City returns as she moves away from her thoughts.
This is what happens when you cross a Swedish surrealist with a contemporary dancer! Strangely, I learned quite a lot! To start with, I know nothing about Swedish surrealism when it's mixed with contemporary dance...
Last edited by gorillaonabike; 01-29-2014 at 01:48 AM.
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