Cut down to 16mm from a 35mm trailer for the movie Shaft, the slowed down voice, gunshot explosions and lsaac Hayes' iconic music become barely recognisable and monstrous. The arbitrary framing provides glimpses of the edges of faces, fleeting urban scenes, partial text, all rendered in cyan negative in a kind of psycho-dramatic abstraction, all the more unsettling than Gordon Parks's originating gangster populated dystopia. It is a reminder of how, by simply repositioning the frame, extant material can be transformed.
Showed 27.10.2009 - 08.11.2009 as part of the "A BRIEF CHOICE OF FILMS" presented by Dirk De Bruyn at the Sub-Urban Video Lounge.
Field of Research
190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
890401 Animation and Computer Generated Imagery Services
HERDC Research category
F Audio-visual recordings
ERA Research output type
JR1 Recorded or Rendered Creative Works - Film, Video
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