Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

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19 minutes


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"Plastic Surgery is a hyperbolic tract on the exploitation of nature by man. Plastic Surgery becomes a grand metaphor for filmmaking: degraded optically-printed images of actual surgery on the body of the filmmaker "cut" to a knife ripping celluloid. The soundtrack is composed of electronic pops and squeals which keep pace step for step, the exhausting procession of sometimes startling juxtapositions effected through editing and superimposition."

       - Jim Shedden, Michael Zryd, The Independent Eye

The film draws an analogy between the cutting and suturing of the human body and the reconstruction of the world through film. Using optical printing techniques, it connects diverse elements in a dream-like flow: a vision of mind at play amid the anxieties of our society. It is also an operation on our image systems, including cinema.

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