Backspin in St. José
Caitlin Hulscher, 1993 - 2011, 1'57''

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The short and vehement video 'Backspin in St.Jose' shows a black bug lying sprawling on its back on the floor. The frames are sometimes coloured blue or pink and alternate with shots of big colourful lights of what might be a discotheque. (The dome-shaped surrounding context is being suggested, not visualized.) The rhythm of sound and image is pulsating. Towards the end the sounds become bubbling, whistling and crispy: they seem to come more and more from inside the helpless insect, or to be the repercussion of its auditive perceptions. The intensity and rhythm of the images, impressions from a vehemented but 'adrift' perception, also seem to be the helpless experiences of the animal itself, caged in the disco-lights that becomes an almost stroboscopic effec, dragging the viewer along so that he looses his safe position as looker-on. Read more...

  • Date: 1993 - 2011
  • Length: 1'57''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: poetry
  • Keywords: death, violence