Figures moving in a mysterious, beautiful landscape. It looks like Africa.
Elemental, dusky, light, fire... What are they doing? Is it some kind of ritual?
The music accentuates the beauty of the scene, but at the same time
foreshadows a problematizing of any straightforward reading of the image.
Whats getting lost, made invisible here? Or is it the way we read the image
here in North America, privileging certain kinds of knowledge and
unconsciously erasing others...
This tape is provocative: both accessible to many viewers and demanding.
The structure is similar to that of a game that the viewer can enter:
the polarised, either/or duality is a question that should have an answer;
an equation that one should be able to solve.
But the tape is open ended and destabilizes certainty; induces thinking,and questions; and acknowledges relationships, connections,
similarities, without conflating into sameness.