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A Sharp Intake Of Breath

2018
A Sharp Intake of Breath connects three separate video sequences, by ambition and subject matter, to a fourth. Preparations, tests, conversations and explanations lead towards a particular event in which, apparently, a singer will use the soundwaves of her voice to break a wine glass. Stopping and starting, changing pitch and tone - it is difficult to listen to. Though only connected through proximity and editing, we are so hungry for a narrative that we happily overlook inconsistency and build cause and effect. The lies onscreen are believable because we want them to be. A glass breaks.
Vimeo Password: fiftytwoSundays

Duration: 06`15`
Four Channel, Colour.
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Sound: Stereo