Escape From Freedom
1991, 09:30 minutes, colour, no dialogue, sans dialogue
The subject of Escape From Freedom is the emergence of a solitary refugee, the frustration of the alienated individual in the surrounding ambiguity of freedom. Set in the beauty of nature, the seemingly aimless flight of a resolute fugitive is dramatized by the alarming, primitive sound of the lip-vibrated megaphone, a contemporary tromp of doom. This video is part of a larger work in progress, The Anti-Cycle of Megaphony, and represents several years of experiment in the fields of alternative, non-acedemic new music, sound recording, performance art and video.
A la recherche d'une improbable liberté, un réfugié solitaire, joué par Istvan Kantor, fuit à travers la nature. Les images de son périple alternent ou se superposent avec celles du réalisateur vociférant dans un mégaphone. Les sons issus du mégaphone constituent la band sonore du vidéo et évoquent l'appel du jugement dernier.
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