Moving Gestures No. 1, 2019 (excerpt)
Running time: 7:03 minutes / HD / colour
A group of people interact in the late afternoon on the shores of La Barra, Mexico on Jan 3, 2016. The footage is slowed down to observe the subtleties of movement.
Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
NOTE: For the past several years I have spent hours observing moving waters in rivers, lakes, oceans and seas. This process has often guided my travels. I have become captivated by the way they disclose their secret anatomy, by their life force, by their continuous rhythms of movement and transformation and by the way they capture and reflect light.
“Movement, chance, light, growth and decay are the life-blood of nature… When I work with a leaf, rock, stick, it is not just the material in itself, it is the opening into the process of life within and around it. When I leave it, these processes continue.”
– John Fowles and Andy Goldsworthy, Hand to Earth: Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture 1967 – 1990, Leads: WS. Maney & Son, 1990, pg.160, 162