Cherry Kino

Cherry Kino

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Double Tide



Director Sharon Lockhart
Country Austria,USA
Running Time: 99 mins
Showing: Sat 13th Nov, 2010 - 12:00Sat 13th Nov, 2010 - 12:00Ticket link @ Leeds Art Gallery (ART GALL) - £5.00 / £4.00

Utterly hypnotic and spell-binding, Sharon Lockhart’s minimalist exploration of landscape and labour as a female clamdigger works the low tides of dawn and dusk. Shot in only two takes with a static camera, we are lulled into meditation by the calm repetition of her (arduous) task in the mudflats, surrounded by the rolling mist and rosy orange hues of sunrise and sunset. Perhaps it’s also political comment: ‘There is something so primal about clamming – the act of reaching into the earth, the dependence on the rhythms of nature. All this struck me as indicative of a pre-industrial time and type of labour, so different from the industrial rhythms of a workplace.’ – S. Lockhart

This film is on the Leeds IFF website HERE

x Martha

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