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Mantra

Jeanette Iljon
1976
6mins Black & White 16mm

Mantra

Exploring both dance and some of the properties of film, 'Mantra' begins by recreating movement through a rhythmic series of still images. A woman dances, via these still images, to music by Stockhausen, her image filling the screen, her performance evoked through the use of jump-cuts. Breaking in on this is an animated sequence which describes women and childbirth. This experimental film eventually moves into live action, showing the dancer's movements in slow motion and freeze frames.

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