Blight

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3. Werkleitz Biennale 1998 sub fiction

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Blight
GB 1996

„Blight” constructs stories from unconnected fragments of sound and image, bringing disparate reminiscences and contemporary events together. Like much of my earlier work, „Blight” exploits the ambiguities of its material to produce new meanings and metaphors, fictionalizing reality through framing and editing strategies. The emotive power of music is used in the film overtly aid this invention, investing mundane images with artificial importance. A specific „real” context for the depicted events only becomes apparent at the end of the film. What is presented is simultaneously fact and fiction.”

John Smith (GB), Blight, Beta SP, 14 min, 1996

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