2016- Beneath the surface - Research Exhibition Archive as a place to play - Eye Filmmuseum
The film from archival source A Holiday in Port Elizabeth contains scenes of a beach with long observational shots with people bathing, swimming and having a lovely time. These wide angle shots full of happiness are meant to establish a general atmosphere and feeling or"sense of feeling" for the place. It fascinated me that so many hidden storylines are alive beneath the surface of this wide angle view of the beach. These almost objective shots deny the little, nuanced or detailed storylines of a single more pointed moment. What is beneath the aesthetics of this surface? And what lies behind the large wide angles of the observational shots?