Caitlin Hulscher, 1993, 4'49''

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Flow begins with the image of a pathologist cutting a brain into neat slices. Then you see a baby in an incubator while you hear the amplified sounds of a beating heart in razor sharp contrast to the opening images. Close-ups of the infant are altered with shots of water, water lilies, red flowers, an eye... the images become more and more abstract, while for a moment you see a vague contours of a medical team. You more or less recognise the vascular system, as if you were seeing the baby from the inside. During the course of Flow, the images become more and more ‘inward bound’, as if your perception and memory are being led, together with the baby, backwards into the womb. Impressions from inside and outside seem to blend together into a sensory mass. Flo depicts 'The tunnel which is part of a baby’s nightmare: being born.' Read more...

  • Date: 1993
  • Length: 4'49''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: narrative, poetry
  • Keywords: life, body, birth