Soft Shoe

Rental Format(s): Digital File

Optical printing links East with West within a mosaic of looped, layered and shifting images filmed originally on Super 8 while on a (train/car/thumb) trip across Europe in 1978. Swinging cow udders, woman sweeping, farm woman walking, nuns chanting, Nude Descending, voices in a bread shop, Dachau and other artworks from Documenta 7, riding the escalator of the Centre Pompidou, etc. are layered in overlapping, shifting, and repetitive frame-clusters pulled from Super 8 footage filmed on a trip that began in Bucharest and ended in Paris. Disparate elements are combined and manipulated to construct a lyrical work about walking, history, and memory.

"... elegant and unpredictable fracture of space and makes such uncanny rhythm! ... film to be felt in the flesh & in the bones ... in the spine and on the bottoms of the feet ..."
- Pat O'Neill, filmmaker

Selected Screenings and Awards
Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, GA (1987)
Merit Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI (1987)
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany (1987)
Award Winner, Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Nashville, TN (1987)
Barnard College Women's Film Festival, New York, NY (1987)

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Digital File $80.00  

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