A word of caution to the people who are in a hurry, or expect to be served pre-digested food before they have settled at the table: “my" work is often starting while searching for its form, and that form comes (or does not) while the movie is running.
“My” images often take time before starting to make sense (if any), so please give them (and hopefully yourself) the time needed to (occasionally) “come together."
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach (Ciaccona, Partita in D minor for solo violin), interpreted by Anyango Yarbo-Davenport (anyangomusic.com).
The first version of this film was made during an uninterrupted 36 hours work session (attempting to stay with the flow of the music). This is the 8th and likely "final" version.
The images have a "graininess" that has its source in the timbre and texture of the sound of Anyango's violin, and the motion is no longer happening on the exact moment of an event (like the clap of a slammed door, or the bang of a firing gun) but rather, on the arriving and departing "waves" of events.
This is a pivotal piece in my work, it changed my "understanding" of film time.
Pour mes visiteurs francophones/francophiles, vous pouvez me voir présenter ce film lors des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (2011) ici: vimeo.com/111933320
More work done in collaboration with Anyango: With Anyango Yarbo-Davenport
Festival ready (digital file, .mov h.264, DigiBeta NTSC, SD, or HD 720p up to 2K, Apple ProRes 422 HQ or 4444)
Update: there is now another (very different) version of the Chaconne, done with/for/from the recording of a live concert given by two exceptional musicians (more info and the video at the following link): vimeo.com/608437426
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