“I can hear you now – Emotional score experiment #2” ©Dayana Marconi 2017.
Copyright for this video belongs solely to Dayana Marconi. Images may not be downloaded without her permission.
This is the second video of the series “Emotional Score Experiments” that works as a link between the moving and still images’ sections of the project “I can hear you now” that I am creating for my MA Photography at Falmouth University.
Strictly connected to the videos “Scream Score Experiment #1” and “Emotional Score Experiment #1” (both available on this Vimeo page), it provides a cross section of that reality behind those screams that are the distinguish visual element of the project: as a matter of fact, all these videos are part of a series of moving and still images named “Behind a scream” with the aim of depicting those stories behind the screams that represent the main body of work created for this project so far.
As said for the previous experiments, I asked Elena Maro, the Italian music composer based in Los Angeles I collaborated with for both previous videos, to re-create in music the emotional process, in this case mine, that I wanted to portray with that sequence of still images in order to demonstrate that feelings can become audible using film score technique, used to underline and reproduce them.
Moments frozen in time and born from a personal story, become that story again thanks to the video montage and the music that perfectly represent my emotional status.
The sequence of photographs provide my personal perspective. “Your head was full of ghosts. It was simply too heavy… And I watched you cutting… And cutting… And cutting…” it is not only about the portrayed woman, but about her relationship with the impotent person who is observing the scene (me) perfectly understanding what will happen next, but unable to take action. The observer is represented by the movements of the camera, that goes closer but that is also subsequently “pushed away” by the scene itself. At the end of the video the two main “characters” are face to face, the woman obliged me to look directly into her eyes, challenging my soul to deal with what is going on, what happened in that portion of my real life she is representing. The score represent that mutual relationship: some sounds correspond to the sitter, the others to the viewer. Combined, they depict that connection and its consequences. The final heavy breath, swallowed up by a ruble culminating into the complete dark, is the highest depiction of that connection: the roar is the final goodbye of the protagonist as I perceived it, the panicking and gasping breath is my reaction. The score, the photographs themselves, the subject and the hesitating observer are all perfectly combined to recreate that sense of anguish and loss.
This video is dedicated “To Elisa. Gone to soon, but never forgotten”.
With all my heart.
©Dayana Marconi 2017, Asti/Rome/Los Angeles. Copyright for this video belongs solely to Dayana Marconi. Images might not be used or downloaded without her permission.
Photography and Project by Dayana Marconi.
Produced by Dayana Marconi.
Art Director and Visual consultant: Dayana Marconi.
Music Score and editing: Elena Maro - elenamaro.com/
Further information about this video and the project will be available on "I can hear you now" official website: icanhearyounowproject.com/