Summer reading series #2 : seeing eye to eye

De Bruyn, Dirk 2016, Summer reading series #2 : seeing eye to eye, Circuit artist film and video Aotearoa New Zealand, Summer, pp. 1-5.

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Title Summer reading series #2 : seeing eye to eye
Author(s) De Bruyn, Dirk
Journal name Circuit artist film and video Aotearoa New Zealand
Season Summer
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Publisher CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand
Place of publication Wellington, N.Z.
Publication date 2016-02
Summary Martin Rumsby’s Eye I Aye (2007) appears a straightforward, almost naive film. A camera is zoomed into a flat image of a community bench in front of a shop, with cars and some pedestrians passing by. It could be any suburban street. At times the de-facto main characters Dida and Erana or their surrogates are seated there, both are of mixed race from Māori and Pākehā parents and the soundtrack frames their ‘history’. This meditation is interrupted by the weather, with sheets of raindrops caught by the camera’s autofocus, patterning the window, wiping out the outside scene. Later Rumsby also inserts his body and face between the camera and window, his eyes in shot re-securing the camera’s position. This technical tampering registers as unsettling and suspicious.
Language eng
Field of Research 190201 Cinema Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
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