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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Linde Faas "Volgens de Vogels" ("According to Birds" 2008)






There is a moment in Linde Faas’s tranquil film, Volgens de Vogels, (According to Birds) as a dandelion seed floats to the earth, when one begins to unwind. There are other moments to get horizontal: water drips to a pool and ripples spread out, a leaf is blown gently upwards into the wintry treetops, or at the outset leaves settle into water. Oh and there are the birds. Linde’s movie is full of birds, the dawn hunting expedition as, with scarcely a murmur, an owl takes an insect on the wing, a heron and rooks, in close-up or as bent lines in sky. "I've always had a fascination for birds. The way they move is very strange, they seem in their own world, disconnected from ours." Linde eschews music. Her sound is a rustle of leaves or the birds calling out. She is an artist and a fine one at that with a sureness of touch. She animates her birds with a delicacy that is rare indeed. One of the comments on the YouTube link suggests turning up the volume. I concur adding only that I’d turn it up louder. No story, just a beauty and peace. The short is hand drawn on paper and was Linde's graduation film whilst at St. Joost Art Academy. More of her work in the week.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

While trying to visit www.lindefaas.nl I get a malware warning in Google Chrome web browser.

i.imgur.com/BKYFm.png

Any comments?

Phong said...

Great post, thanks. I enjoy the tranquility and dynamics of the film at the same time.

Ian Lumsden said...

Thanks Phong. Amd I tried the link with Firefox and there is absolutely no malware, just an excellent site.

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Laura@popdesign said...

Beautifully observed, wonderful atmosphere. Thanks for sharing.