Crash Points 3
Missing Associates, Lily Eng and Peter Dudar
1976, 10:55 minutes, B&W, No language
This 2011 edit is derived from Dudar’s Crash Points 1 and Crash Points 2 films, both shot in the 1970s.
The Crash Points 1 and Crash Points 2 films are based on Dudar’s performance Crash Points, the culmination of his running-based pieces. It incorporates in-and-out-of-sync concepts which originated in his still earlier walking-based pieces, plus newer track-and-field concepts. The piece could be described as a choreographed, noncompetitive track-and-field event in which the perimeter of a gallery is used as a running track. Hurdles coming down (‘crash points’) within the piece trigger interactions between the performers.
In Crash Points 1, the performance was enhanced with evolving camera schematics, ranging from static wide shots to close follow shots. The camera became part of the choreography. In Crash Points 2, the performance was restructured by screening in- and out-of-sync images side by side. The medium became part of the choreography. Crash Points 3 expresses the concepts from both Crash Points 1 and Crash Points 2 in a concise 10:55 minutes.
Re-mastered in 2011.
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