Aberrant Motion #1

Cathy Sisler

1993, 10:42 minutes, colour, English


An introduction to the Spinning Woman: "the spinning is an insistence of self amongst others without conformity." Spinning in urban traffic on busy city streets is seen in relation to concepts of community where "private ideas should not come out." Spinning, an aberrant potentially turbulent form of motion, is used as a metaphor which allows the unsocialized self to cohere while maintaining a visible, physical, social presence.

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Critical Writing

The Absence of Photography
by Will Straw. C Magazine, Spring 1995, no. 45.