tape_2046 / beatrice vorster                    © 2023 


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gif movie, looping (silent)

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Film made by assembling GIFs from my reference library of different recurring shots across the vampire landscape. These undead loops are our contemporary silent film - the narrative is in the rhythm of the image which is relentlessly reproduced and shared. They are used in communication as a way to say ‘this is how I feel’: an emotially amplified and relational gesture which fuses us with a dislocated moment in cinema. 

When shared or, as below, projected in public space, it adopts the soundscape, slipping into our augmented environment. 

shown at TICK TACK, Antwerp, Belgium.