by Holly FISHER
2016 / Video / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 10' 47

Made as a variation of TRIO EN ROSE (S8 video original material filmed with a consumer camera in Brittany, 2006), RUFFLED FEATHERS is a playful, intricate, and multi-layered dance piece — in which the dancers are seagulls, walking about on the pink granite rocks of the Côte d’Amour. As in TRIO EN ROSE, my focus is on their skinny legs, knobby knees, and wide flat feet, coupled with a cheeky fearlessness.
The music piece IO by contemporary composer Lois V Vierk is the same used in TRIO EN ROSE (also excerpted in A QUESTION OF SUNLIGHT). Seagulls, layered glissandi, and cross/cut editing between frames interplay once more in counterpoint. But with additional tempo variations, more video layers and a muted palette of shifting colors, RUFFLED FEATHERS has a different and decidedly darker feel even within the ironic formality that characterizes both works.


distribution format Digital file on server (NTSC)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 47,00 €