Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Art(s) of Slow Cinema

Even though it is a common belief that film and video are mediums that document, filmmaking is not objective enough to ever be a truly scientific tool – its true purpose is to give shape to dreams and visions. To be both a presentation of fantasy and activator of the imagination. No filmed document can escape the transmutation process from reality to fantasy, through the split second capturing of images a new reality is born, a visionary reality of the filmed image.

This is a quote from a manifesto by the wonderful and ever-inspiring Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais, recently published in the first issue of the magazine The Art(s) of Slow Cinema. It also includes a text I wrote in response to it.