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Vagabond (2010-11) - 1 channel video (filmed in Tehran, PAL, digital, with sound, 18 minutes)

In Vagabond, I stretch a trivial video editing technique—fade-in and fade-out—into the whole body of a video. The video starts with prolonged simple tunes and fades to silence until the end, during which the picture starts to appear as slowly as possible. What we see at the end is the passage of unrecognizable moving images. As opposed to the dramaturgy of cut in the case of film industry and the culture of televised narrations—where time and timing is a matter of design, aimed to seize and arrest the attention of the audience—I was hoping that this video would give the viewer time to enjoy and meditate on a fade.

© 2014 Sina Seifee