A Folded Bridge / Un pont plié

Video produced at Centre de production Daïmon, Gatineau, Québec, 2007

This video centres around a projected drawing that unfolds in time, as my hand draws on an overhead projector. Images emerge, then transform or dissolve: landscapes become inhabited, figures disappear into the darkness, and at times my shadow becomes another figure in the layers of stories. I tried to capture the palpable yet elusive sense of the drawing-improvisation, and how this gesture acts as an analogy for the imagining of history, for the lapses in memory or understanding. The sound is a collage of my voice, explorations with rusty cans, and field recordings made in Estonia, including a group of traditional Setu singers. Duration: 20 minutes (click below to view 4-minute clip, with sound).

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