Camera as witness –
Watching videos of rehearsal/studio practice – I look to the camera for feedback, I see myself through it. It is a kind of mirror.
- Look more closely at the readings for Cinematic Aesthetics class that have to do with mirror & face.
The self/other relation – I become an other to my self. Maybe this is precisely why I look to it? To other myself.
I have an urge to play with close-up. Such a joy to read about it, reminds me of how much it thrills me. Another method of alienation…
The screen or monitor is just as much a part of my practice as the camera itself – they are a coupling – camera and screen. What happens when I can’t see what the camera is filming? My imagination fills in the blank. I see it in my mind’s eye.
Observations from looking and scrolling through rehearsal footage:
Going backwards and forwards
Variable speeds – the speed of a swipe – the acceleration curve of it – the speed boost in video editing.
Plasticity of the body
Trajectories of movement
Where is my attention/intention?
Like watching “game-tapes” – analyzing moves and strategies, comparing actual with ideal. Discrepancies between real and imagined movement.