Cameras literally and metaphorically zoom in on people which creates an intimate relationship with the viewer.
MY DINNER WITH WEEGEE
VIDEO / 00:36:00 / CANADA / 2001
Donigan Cumming films the life of an elderly alcoholic who, when he was younger, used to dine with artist Weegee. Old age does not lead to wisdom, but to decline, rupture and loss.
VIDEO / 00:04:00 / SWITZERLAND / 2001
A female vocalist sings Nick Cave’s Where the wild roses grow in a very expressive and narrative manner. A dignified face-to-face.
THE HIGHEST POINT
VIDEO / 00:12:00 / THE NETHERLANDS / 2002
Woman’s stories of how they come with their boyfriend, girlfriend or alone. The stories are objectified by not showing the interviewed woman’s eyes. Video variation on Viva’s ‘Anybody’. [Dutch young woman’s magazine feature which allows people to show off their bodies naked, minus their heads.]