VIDEO SKETCH N. 5
Year of production: 1989
Production: César Meneghetti
Concept, camera, editing: César Meneghetti
Credits: Michael Park, Claudia Seabra, Heather Reid
Media: analogical video U-matic
Public views: LONDON FILMMAKERS COOP, July 1989
33rd LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, Current diversities, London, November 1989.
A video about circles and cycles. The motion is basically composed of a three second Super-8 loop portraying an action involving a couple spinning in circles as metaphor of the ordinary cycle in the human history. A parallel analogy through film and tape language: a series of filming and re-filming with video and super-8 from the TV screen or Super-8 projection. Related to the editing of this circular pieces and relating this to a rotation of a record player, playing the theme music: “a woman can take you to another universe but sometimes she just leaves you there” by John Lurie, which itself belongs to another film (stranger than Paradise).