JANIE GEISER • 7m 55s
Rivers run red, planes hover above the water, ships travel in darkness and towers loom and topple. Disaster seems imminent as the hunters prepare to shoot. The body is a soft target.
REVERSE SHADOW draws on a range of sources, from target-practice games for children, brochures of WWII war planes, medical books, panoramic photographs and iPhone videos shot from an airplane seat. The sound collage includes elements from the Conet Project (recordings of Cold War era shortwave "numbers stations") and other found sources including an Edison audio recording of the Rip Van Winkle story. Together, these elements evoke an atmosphere of suspended apprehension, the sense that some disaster is waiting to happen, but we do not know exactly what it will be or where it will come from.
"Like a dream, or a fever, Geiser’s work deals with the unfathomable, with the ungraspable, a universe that has a particular meaning inside her mind, something that we deal to discover… There’s so much to unveil in Geiser’s images, her complex language is like a vast manual of instructions of the unconscious, playful images with a particular voice, layers and layers of different dialogues." - José Sarmiento Hinojosa, Desistfilm
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