:Still Holding Still / De Ontwaring
Belgium, 2015, 10 min
In the short film Still holding still, a 19th-century photographic practice is revived, a short-lived method of making portraits of young children, known as ‘Invisible Mothers’. The film tries to enter ‘inside’ the photos, into the long exposure time required by the very first cameras.
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Sarah Vanagt (1976) studied history and film, and combines these two fields of interest in her work. She makes documentaries, video installations and photos. In her earlier works the figure of the playing child appears as a key figure, as if children are 'mini-historians' who try out different versions of possible histories in their self-built miniature worlds. In her more recent works, which often take the form of video installations, Vanagt pursues her search for an audiovisual historiography, with a growing interest in a tactile approach of cinema. Hence the importance of touch in her most recent videoloop 'The Corridor', a mute encounter between an old man and a donkey.
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