Elefanten Across the Ocean AO08

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Elefanten Across the Ocean AO08 from Michael Lew on Vimeo.

Swiss video artist Michael Lew (lev) performed with Lim Giong, acclaimed Taiwanese electronic musician, and composer of the soundtrack of most of Hou Hsiao-Hsien's films, at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, summer 2008.

Assembling his film in front of the audience, Michael lets free associations of ideas emerge as shots are put together in a visual stream of sub-consciousness. The projection is guided by impressions and moments of emotions.

The source material is a mix of found footage, short segments of existing films, and anthropological footage shot with his portable camera around the world.