Influences

The idea was born from the theories of Eisenstein on Montage and Sound.

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The first being, that if two images were to be put side by side, a third meaning would be created. The idea of juxtaposition.

And the second is about using the image as music, following the basic elements of sound (rhythm and form) in building the film.

Another source for this work, is the book The Waves by Virginia Woolf.

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In the book, 6 people speak via stream of consciousness, their thoughts intermingling with each other as they all view upon one character called ‘Percival’. ‘Percival’ becomes the mirror through which all their inner lives are revealed. It was written like poetry, and to me came closer to the reality that I experience on an everyday basis.

“The sun had not yet risen. The sea was indistinguishable from the sky, except that the sea was slightly creased as if a cloth had wrinkles in it. Gradually as the sky whitened a dark line lay on the horizon dividing the sea from the sky and the grey cloth became barred with thick strokes moving, one after another, beneath the surface, following each other, pursuing each other, perpetually.”

And finally, the last inspiration was the work of Bill Viola.

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His ability to reveal inner realities through digital video manipulation is moving and inspiring. It is something that I hope to do with my own work.

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