Anthology - Disappearance
Susan Russel, 1978, 12'41''

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Images filmed from a car glide across the screen, accompanied by piano music. The text: 'I don’t come here very much anymore' is whispered repeatedly. Then Russel reads out a text, some phrases of which she repeats. The text slowly fades away. Meanwhile, images can be seen of seaside visitors on the promenade and the beach. After a fragment filmed from the car, the camera moves on to two towels lying on the beach. The towels are empty to begin with, but they quickly start to be filled up with clothes. More than the other two, this tape has a personal feel to it. Due to the whispered text and the images from the moving car, the viewer easily becomes absorbed in the memories of the maker.

  • Date: 1978
  • Length: 12'41''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: television art (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: memory, personal history