Ohm dance through an electric eye

Ed Sinclair and Karen Kew

1999, 21:06 minutes, colour


Ohm is an experimental film that combines spontaneous choreography, Japanese Butoh, vocal improvisation and narrative cinema.
The story is seen through the experience of a woman living on the edge of poverty in the heart of a bustling, yet typically exclusionary city. Her journey to the local launderette is juxtaposed against the personal journeys of many others.
The tape "diverges form the traditional and often cliché portrayals of dance film by utilizing composite and integrated digital effects. This texturing of multiple video layers results in an overall ambiance that causes the choreography to become more significant than their everyday connotations - by utilizing movement and gestures from everyday life, the video generates an atmosphere where casual movement can not only be meaningful and emotive, but beautiful. "
Stephen Foster, Video Vogue, Trinity Square Video, Fall 1999.

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