Movements, 2005

Movements, 2005 (excerpt) Running time: 5:38 minutes / SD / colour Gestural movements gain drama through the relationship between image, movement and sound. This video features Liu Fang improvising with the pipa (a Chinese string instrument) to a heron’s slow walk. Camera: Sylvia Safdie Editing: Brigitte Dajczer, Sylvia Safdie Audio: Liu Fang About the musician: … Read More

Gladys, A Life, 2005

Gladys, A Life, 2005 (excerpt) Running time: 5:20 minutes / SD / colour In summer of 2004, I had the privilege of spending several days with Gladys Barnes, a 95 year-old native of Trout River Newfoundland. We spent hours in conversation and silence accompanied by the camera as it captured the passing of time. Gladys, … Read More

Time Passing, 2005

Time Passing, 2005 (excerpt) Total running time: 9:40 minutes / SD / colour Camera: Sylvia Safdie Editing: Brigitte Dajczer, Sylvia Safdie Audio: Silent On one screen we view ninety-five-year-old Gladys Barnes’ hands as she engages in conversation; on the other, we view six-month-old Anais’ hand as she lies in her chair observing her surroundings.

Solo, 2005

Solo, 2005 (excerpt) Total running time: 7:23 minutes / SD / colour Camera: Sylvia Safdie Editing: Adad Hannah, Sylvia Safdie Audio: John Heward, Percussion In this diptych, an Indian metal worker making tools is juxtaposed with the steady rhythms of a drummer. The pairing of sound and image becomes a meditation on the energies of … Read More

Dana / Ben, 2005

Dana / Ben, 2005 (excerpt) Total running time: 4:11 minutes / SD / colour Camera: Sylvia Safdie Editing: Brigitte Dajczer, Sylvia Safdie Audio: Dana Reason – piano, John Heward – percussion Two unrelated videos are shown simultaneously: one, of Dana Reason’s face as he improvises on piano; the other, slowed down superimposed footage of Ben … Read More