Inserts and Cutaways

2020 - 2021

Inserts and cutaways are shots used to avert the viewer's gaze from some intense or visceral sight onto something else. They are a sort of dissociation from the visible. I'm interested in the way that film images, as dialectical medium, form meanings together. In this example, what is really compelling to me is how suddenly a record player becomes a sex-record player, or a seascape becomes the domestic violence-seascape. Seemingly innocent and ambivalent views of still lives, interiors, and landscapes sit quietly while our minds are still thinking of the sight we are trying to escape or get back to. 

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