by Holly FISHER
1977-2021 / 16mm & Super 8mm & Video / color / sound / 1S / 22' 49

SOFTSHOE FOR BARTOK is next in my on-going play/experimenting with film structure – relative to memory, time, perception, and in this case, travel. This project is a film/video re-imaging of my 16mm film S O F T S H O E from 1987, made via optical printer from S8 film imagery shot ten years earlier on an east-west trip across Europe; with home-movies as the original source, this work is a cross/weave, or perhaps more of a chance-encounter, with images from rural Romania, traces from the contemporary art exhibit Documenta 6, Kassel (1977), Germany, and a ride on the iconic escalator of the Centre Pompidou, Paris... Three decades later and with the advent of multi-track video I revisited this film, using it as a template – for the layered and intentionally subversive collage of still and motion, space, time, and boundaries then and now, that is the stuff of travel... and so embedded within the making of this newest incarnation of SOFTSHOE FOR BARTOK.


distribution format Digital file on USB stick (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 86,00 €