Amy Greenfield

Tides (1982) 16mm, color, 12.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Camera: Hilary Harris; Performer: Amy Greenfield. The literary sources for TIDES came from Isadora Duncan's "The Dance of the Future," Maya Deren's script for the unfilmed passages of Ritual In Transfigured Time, Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra. "TIDES is a cinema-dance dealing with the theme and image of woman and ocean. The entire film was shot with a high speed camera, creating action from two to twenty times slower than normal speed. Because of this extreme slow motion, the surge and flow of the woman's nude body and the waves becomes intensely felt, continually moving cinematic imagery. "TIDES alludes to the very romantic confrontation of the human being and the elements as participants in a centuries-old drama. The film is introduced by a quote from Isadora Duncan's 'The Dance of the Future,' and proceeds to visualize the woman -- the filmmaker herself -- first rolling into the heart of the wave, then moving with, against, under, into the waves, until, at the end of the film, her whole body shouts with joy." -- 16th Edinburgh International Film Festival Exhibition: London Film Festival, 1982; Edinburgh Film Festival, 1982; Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1983; NY Shakespeare Public Theatre, 1983.

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