7 February 2013
TRANS is an intimate moving image portrait focusing on Kali. Exploring themes of transformation and identity, the film constructs various scenes based on her thoughts, feelings and imaginings as she reflects on the pain of her metamorphosis. A formally and thematically complex hybrid of photographic and cinematic technique, the work was shot as a series of high-resolution still images using slow shutter speeds. This captured motion was then reconstructed as a video sequence by dissolving the images together, allowing me to author scenes where actions can be accentuated by being lengthened, shortened or even entirely deleted. The work is composed of a series of near-expressionist sequences that explore notions of physical transformation and also endeavor to restore an uncanny mystery to human movement.
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