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Passion Triptych

Cordelia Swann
1982
3 min Colour Super 8
Triple Screen

Passion Triptych

"'Passion Triptych' makes use of three different sequences from the then popular television police series 'Hill Street Blues' recorded on VHS tape. Swann re-filmed the sequences frame by frame on Super-8, creating a three screen semi-abstracted, colour-saturated triptych. The images depict men and women in ambiguous situations of embrace or violence, creating a frieze of charged scenes whose effect is heightened by overlaying the original soundtracks with the wailing of police sirens and other sound effects. Jim Divers with whom Swann collaborated closely between 1979-1984 mixed the sound." - Sotiris Kyriacou

Sound Design Jim Divers

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