溺死 (The Drowning) from kasumi on Vimeo.

In “The Drowning,” I wanted to explore the impressions running through a man’s mind in the moments before his death: the sensation of time slowing down, of heightened bodily perceptions, and the simultaneous unreeling of an internal cinema of images — seemingly unrelated – that create an unconscious narrative of personal history and emotion. The story in his head changes in the last seconds as the oxygen-deprived brain starts shutting down, speeding faster and faster, turning into a surreal, psychedelic collage of colors and primary symbols, the foundations of learned experience reduced to their individual blocks of information, electrified and dispersing like split atoms or dying stars.

Qu’est-ce qui traverse votre esprit dans la langueur des derniers moments de votre vie ? Ce film constitue une élégie à la mort venue d’un autre monde, où mémoire et sensation s’entremêlent dans une lutte sans merci, placée sous la voute étoilée, aux relents oniriques, d’insaisissables galaxies dont le perpétuel mouvement jaillit tel un parcours visuel sans fin.

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Image/sound: Kasumi
Dancer: Chan U Hong

3 video channels, 6 audio channels installation

The Drowning is a screening version of my work “MO-SO,” an EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission 2009-2010, supported by the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts, Experimental Media and Performing Arts, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

SHOCKWAVES teaser from kasumi on Vimeo.

A man’s fragmented childhood memories plant the seeds of his own destruction on a surrealistic journey exploring the lasting nature of abusive power.

Infinite Jest, a cinematic assemblage (excerpt) from kasumi on Vimeo.

Infinite Jest takes the visual and auditory components of our culture and reconstitutes them not as the products of the entertainment industry, but as bold representations of human persistence and joy within a dying universe.

I distill and extract bits and pieces of moving images from vast, largely unexploited film archives, the detritus of our movie culture. This compendium of gestures and actions are then refined and deployed, each piece for use as an individual unit of visual and auditory meaning, the “words” of the language of moving images.

Like memory and dreams, the images in “Infinite Jest” - full of myth and symbol - seem to flicker through the mind: slightly disjointed, other-worldly, conveying not so much factual truth as the resonance of perception, the depth and irrationality of feeling. Speaking its own visual language, Infinite Jest map guides our culture’s quest to transcend death.

ecstasyofacripple:

My heaves will thunder the earth with the hooves of feral mad hysteric horses who neigh divine insanity into the canyons of hollow hallowed hearts.

ecstasyofacripple:

"I muddle in mandrake moodiness…Prophetam Istam am I, the delinquent nun who endangers the church fathers with hysterical paroxysm, writhing on the floorboards before the altar. (I once had a dream of exactly this). I am the crazed Cassandra moaning at the gates of the fall of Troy and shrieking at the hounds of blood in my hallucinations. I am Ophelia resurrected, ripping off the straight jacket on the black and white checkered court of kings. Sailor on the ship of fools am I, expatriot of the Vatican where I was the only Cardinal with menses true to my scarlet robes." —from THE FOOL’S RIDDLE by Jocelyn Woods

Image ©2013 Jocelyn Woods
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ecstasyofacripple:

"And as a widow disguised, weep

a designated mourner

on an isle of ice.”

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ecstasyofacripple:

I feed dew unto the vipers at dawn And docile they come to the Time Traveller Such are wishes sown into the mouths of babes.

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"Nothing holds me. Let me say that I myself have torn myself to shreds."

Marina Abramovic on Rhythm 0 (1974) from Marina Abramovic Institute on Vimeo.

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arpeggia:

One of my favorites. Happy birthday e. e. cummings.

Get Lucky - Daughter (Daft Punk cover) by Octavia Willaert

showstudio:

‘Too Funky’, directed and costume designed by Thierry Mugler for George Michael, 1992

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