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Laisse tomber les filles (Leave the girls alone)

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Homage to Godard, Gallo and of course Eisenstein and his montage theory. By cutting and looping short segments of footage from both “dance scenes” of Vivre sa vie and Buffalo ’66 (where the directors break the logic and continuity rules of narrative cinema), I created a new meaning: a play of ...Read more

Homage to Godard, Gallo and of course Eisenstein and his montage theory.

By cutting and looping short segments of footage from both “dance scenes” of Vivre sa vie and Buffalo ’66 (where the directors break the logic and continuity rules of narrative cinema), I created a new meaning: a play of seduction and frivolous dance where individual dramas are hidden behind loops and repetitions.

The video is inspired by Eisenstein’s theory of intellectual montage as an alternative system to continuity editing. New ideas emerge from the collision of the images, ideas that were not innate in any them. A new concept explodes into being.

Instead of a woman dancing for a man like in both original films, each woman here dances for the other one. They are “seducing” each other, breaking with the stereotypes of cinema.

The soundtrack is another appropriation and “looped” interpretation of the French song Laisse tomber les filles composed by Serge Gainsbourg.

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