Horizon-tale

Physical metaphors

2018 | Different places in The Netherlands and Spain

Video | 18 minutes | Noise | English subtitles

 

 

 

Each memory originates in a physical experience: the scent of freshly squeezed orange juice, the tingling sensation of grass on bare feet, the sudden apparition of elongated shadows in the night under the glow of a lamppost. Imagine if you could change your experience of the world by altering your body physically. By wearing a headpiece for example - a prosthesis, if you will - from which sprouts a long thin bar with a heavy, metal globe on top. Every movement the globe may unbalance you so that each step you take has to be taken carefully and conscientiously in order not to fall over. Horizon Tale shows the wearing of five of such prostheses and how this affects the sensory experience. The actors, themselves looking like almost mythical creatures, move through natural sceneries that slowly morph into unearthly, unfamiliar landscapes.

 

 

Camera and editing: Clementine van der Bent

Camera: Lourens Lente

Editing: Fanny Hagmeijer

Music: Bart de Kroon

Translation: Marceline Kelder 
Performers: Iris van Vliet, Janne Bless and Clarinde Wesselink