music video


A Blank Blank Production
Music by Parks Burton


Made by: Laura Laabs, Ana Aguilera, Petri Henriksson, Carlos Vasquez
Editing / Graphics: Petri Henriksson
DoP: Carlos Vasquez
Production Design: Ana Aguilera
Filmed at: Muscle Temple Studio

Dance / Choreography: Marjolein Vogels

This video was shot in nine repetitions with one dancer and one camera. Nine different images come together and form one picture. There are no tricks - what you see is what you get is real! The dancer had to repeat her interpretation of the song in a looped choreography nine times thus had to push her body to the limits of control. Forcing it to precision and repetition was pretending the body is a machine. But with the relentless gaze of the camera, it becomes obvious that humans are not machines and dancers are no robots. The most beautiful moments of the combined repetitions are the failures, the asynchronities and seconds out of step that create an almost cubistic sculpture. The body in the final picture is not whole, but shattered into fragments, like the shattered music of "Ribbon" on the search for the internal powers that can tear you apart. In these terms the video presents analogue time loops and shows how different realities can be true at the same time.

Parks Burton
Grind Select



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