Close ups (2015)
Silent video in 9:16 aspect ratio, 2.32 min.
Influenced by experimental film-maker Stan Brakhage and drawing from his themes of birth, sex and death, Close Ups enlarges the body and blurs it in it's own environment.
Playing with light and movement, the video explores the primal and haptic. Jumping from skin-space to surface-space, the rhythmic nuances of shadows and pulses suggests disorientation. Through impulsive movements, the close ups of bare skin, shadow and light stretched across the screen become both familiar and alienating.
Screened as part of the 9:16 Film Festival in Port Adelaide, Australia, 2015.