Displacing Motion

(2011) HD Video Projektion
5.00 min

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This work consists of a single tracking shot along an ordinary road where nothing remarkable is happening or stands out. A plastic bottle is cast on the road. One after another passing cars drive randomly over the plastic bottle. The very act of staging is comically enacted, reducing the style of the film, the motion, the tracking shot and the narration into absurdity. As the action intensifies the suspense grows. The film ends in a radical contradiction of the narrative. The bottle is driven out of the picture and the camera continues filming into the void. Not only the protagonist is out of view, but the whole cast seems to disappear. All that remains is the process of filming.

 

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