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Dirk de Bruyn – Re-processing The Mystical Rose

All our senses have their own space area of reference, and normally when we perceive we combine them all, what we see, hear, touch and smell all into the one area of space where we live. (Lee, 1971 p. 17) … Continue reading

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Meg Rickards – Uncanny breaches, flimsy borders

Jan Švankmajer’s conscious and unconscious worlds Introduction The portrayal of a character’s subjective, ‘inner’ experience onscreen is an enduring challenge for the filmmaker. Many techniques for conveying fantasies or dreams, such as blurring the frame’s edges, cross-dissolves and bleached colour, … Continue reading

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Cathryn Vasseleu – The Svankmajer Touch

I am a hand with six fingers with webs in between. Instead of fingernails I have petite, sharp, sweet-toothed little tongues with which I lick the world. Jan Švankmajer, Self-portrait, 1999 (2002, 6) Jan Švankmajer’s animated films are renowned for … Continue reading

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