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NOISEWOMB

by Annette Finnsdottir last modified Mar 26, 2011 01:11 AM
"Noisewomb" by Catherine Henegan (ZA), 2009 Human heartbeat recorded in the womb. Chimes and a rainstick. 8 mm family footage. Final Cut Pro.
Rhythm and dance offers a passage through which we can return to utopia, a consciousness of unconsciousness and joyful community

The heartbeat is the formative bass rhythm which shapes our instinctive ability to feel music and dance. The joyful bliss of play that we experience as children, is gradually unlearned and forgotten as we become adults. Rhythm and dance offers a passage through which we can return to utopia, a consciousness of unconsciousness and joyful community. Samples of female figures from 8 mm family footage shot in the 1960’s digitized to create a video poem. Sisters, cousins, aunts, mother and grandmother gazes and gestures interwoven in a pixel tapestry of memories of the womb time before the noise erased our oneness with the vibration of all life.

 


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