found footage | mini dv | 1 min. & 11 sec. | color - b&w | 2010
directed, written by Valentina Besegher
produced by Valentina Besegher
edited by Valentina Besegher
music, sound by Alessandro Massobrio
The short sequence of the diver, extracted from Leni Riefenstahl’s “Olympia” (Fest der Shönheit - 1938), is deconstructed into a single ecstatic moment. The periodic movement, maybe a visual expression of gestural, dynamical forces, stops the gravity. Life is in the balance, protected by the atmosphere.
Sound and visual languages are integrated by means of three colors and the moving shape, leading to a descending counterpoint of figures and clusters.
Sound sources: Leni Riefenstahl "Olympia" (1938), Tod Dockstader "Eight electronic pieces" (1961) György Ligeti "Apparitions I" (1956), Alessandro Massobrio "A narration about some hunks of matter#2" (2010)