Warning: the first 40 seconds or so of this video just do not play nice with Vimeo's encoding (or is it the other way around?).
It seems that the more subtle and elusive the images are, the less Vimeo's encoding can cope.
But after those first moments, things improve, even if the ugly artifacts reappear at the very end of the video.
The original Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) file is pristine, even my home-made h.264 is problem free, none of those artifacts appear on my monitors, they show up only after Vimeo has done its processing, processing which now seems much more aggressive than it used to be.
Work like mine suffers greatly from a degradation of image quality, it is not carried by a narrative/figurative thrust, "what (you think) you see is what you get..."
If interested, I highly recommend downloading the h.264 file I sent to Vimeo, and playing it from your hard drive. You'll have a much better viewing experience.
You can access it via the "Download" tab below, it's the "Original.MOV file (1280x720 / 776MB)" file, well worth the trouble if you can relate to this particular piece.
"Dukkha" seems to be the continuation of "Adagietto" (vimeo.com/30129510) itself born of the exploration started in "Chaconne" (vimeo.com/13009787).
The music is Johann Sebastian Bach's Adagio from his Violin Sonata #1 in B Minor (BWV 1014).
Interpreted in a heart-wrenching fashion by Giuliano Carmignola (violin) and Andrea Marcon (harpsichord).
Images are trying to leave all the room to the music, while participating in this amazing experience.
"All Life Is Pain," the First Noble Truth of Buddhism, has seldom been made manifest, in/through/as Art, with more poignancy than in this music, and in this interpretation.
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