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//BLACKHOLESUN//

 

Placed as an expansion of the ‘dystopian singer’ in a trailer like concept.

 

2012/13

 

all filming, sound and animation

by Michelle Hannah.

 

//BLACKCAT//

 

(Adapted Mini DV HD Camera, Spotlight, Blind Contacts, Black Dress, Black Paint, Black Nails, 9mins)

 

part of Modern Edinburgh Film School.

'Green Screen' at Embassy Gallery 15-21 March 2013

Filmed in one take at the Citizens Theatre/Helmsdale

 

BLACKCAT is a filmed performance of an appropriated and fragmented version of David Bowie’s Cat People. The starting point: the theme of Alex Hetherington’s Modern Edinburgh Film School: ‘The Hand That Holds the Desert Down,’ an image by Trisha Donnelly of the Sphinx. I use its esoteric femininity to create BLACKCAT as a visual presentation of vocal and cosmic noise as form, presented as a dispersed engagement between myself as ‘blind ‘ performer and you as a viewer. Filmed solely by myself, I in fetish theatrical white blind contacts to erase my sight. Blinded and struck for a moment, this ‘illuminated singer’ no longer discerns the limits of the room. I become at once trapped in darkness and light.

 

With use of a vocal processor pedal and a Dronology soundtrack of radiowaves converted from a point offset the planet Saturn. I use this intense link of the ‘interior and exterior’ to re-investigate the words of Cat People as metaphor for the Sphinx.

 

filmed, edited and performed

by Michelle Hannah

 

 

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//BLACKCAT//

part II