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The Leaning and the Blind
The Leaning and the Blind
The Leaning and the Blind

By the Leaning tower of Pisa, an endless choreography goes on. Attempting to catch the iconic shot, people are posing as if holding the tower up. Hundreds of strangers fumble and probe at air, like the blind, finding their way. This creates a shared language of movement, a global game of chinese whispers. In the soundscape, the sound of an electroacoustic glockenspiel blends together with sounds of sparrows recorded in different continents. The taxonomic family of sparrows, in their various species and subspecies, are globally ubiquitous. Where you find people, you will too find sparrows. The soundscape outlines the meditative state of mind of the people who enter the moment of the pose.

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English title / The Leaning and the Blind
Original title / The Leaning and the Blind
Keywords / Body image and culture, tourism, choreography, urban landscape
Type / Single channel
Genre / Architecture and urban space, experimental
Country / Finland, Italy
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:12:02
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2017
Cast / Sara Pathirane (Cinematographer), Ariana van Gelder (Composer), Sara Pathirane (Director), Sara Pathirane (Editor), VISEK / - (Funder), Sara Pathirane (Script), Sara Pathirane (Author), Ariana van Gelder (Sound Design)
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