April 11, 2013
Art Gallery Video- Reflection Paper
My expectation before visiting the Art Gallery was that it wouldn’t leave much thought to mind or be effective to me. However, when I finally arrived at the Art Gallery my thoughts were refreshed and I was much interested. The water that was portrayed on the video brought a sense of reality; it made me feel that I was actual there witnessing this beautiful scenery. Watching this video creates a realization of how beautiful the view of life can be. In my opinion, the sound effect of the water as well also helped portrayed a sense of reality. The use of real water brought my attention more to continue to watch the video.
As the water was flowing calmly over the video projection, the effect from the ripples of the water in some way created distorted images. In specifics to the choice of image I thought matched the water. The images shown were sea pictures, a lady floating, sea creatures, and a background of an early day. The mixture of water and dance images combined together happens to be very authentic. This brilliant idea extends the meaning of true art and dance. Throughout the video there was no music. In my opinion, silence was the perfect touch because listening to the ripple effects of the water substituted for the music.
This video is more than just words and moving pictures in the sea. Along the video there is a story silently being told. The story that I got out of this video was a women having a connection with life and water. Her graceful movement as she traced along the sea showed an intimate relationship with not only just life and water but also with different things that surrounded her in the environment that she was in. In the long run, watching this video became beneficial for choreography purposes. As I am trying to become a professional freelance choreographer, this video helps because it teaches me how to create a 3-d reality of my dance works. From the audience...
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