Video

from after Africa \ So long farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, adieu. (sunset) Oh! How I hate to get up in the morning! (sunrise)

Nichola Feldman-Kiss

2012, 63:48 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1037.06

Protected by a 360º dolly track set in a boreal cattle farm, a girl in colonial school uniform performs 2 selections on a 19th century German piano. The two channel video work is captured in continuous-take dolly shots in which the camera explores the girl, the piano and the field as the dolly travels continuously counter clockwise for the duration of the sunset (Rogers and Hammerstein’s 1959 WWII musical The Sound of Music, "So long farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, adieu.") (left channel) and clockwise for the sunrise (Irving Berlin’s 1918 WWI anthem, "Oh! how I hate to get up in the morning!") (right channel). The child's disciplined recital is supported by a chorus of field crickets. From the project after Africa.

artistic concept, director, editor: nichola feldman-kiss
video diptych with binaural sound / performance document / continuous-take / HD video loop / left channel 63:48; right channel 48:28
display: 2 x wall-mounted LCD / Blue Ray monitors / 2 x DVD / Blue Ray players, sound mixer, headphones

pianist: Deborah Dawit; girl in the field: Ruth Dawit; camera: Victor Poirier; sound recorder: Roland Simmons; dolly/grip: Christion Schnobb; production assistant/dolly: Andrew Smith; additional editing: Edward Folger

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