Zombie (swallows the world / swallowed by the world)

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    George Pfau

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    video / experimental video

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This video was inspired by occurrences in zombie films of a back-lit, silhouetted figure. The body in the video is in-flux with its environment, in the spirit of Mikhail Bakhtin’s quote about the grotesque: “the body swallows the world and is itself swallowed by the world.” The perimeter of its body is never fixed. Light folds around the arms, legs and neck in a way that shows them as thin wavering lines. The silhouette requires the body’s surface contour to be the defining visual evidence of the figure as a human or a zombie.

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