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Kinetic H2O

Australia, 1996 (MIFF 1996, Experimental)

Director: Tony Woods

A painterly representation of mediated water seen through a full prismatic gauze of colour and bifocular distortion. The strobing and oscillation of ripples in a dark unnatural world are as ephemeral and solid as a vast body of water. The introduction of a feather changes the grid s course of movement. The fountain s steady voice is woven with incidental life-trams voices.

Kinetic H2O is cleansing in its exploration of images made possible with the videocamera and its mediation of water. (MS)

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