Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Untitled #14






'The Piano', directed by Jane Campion 1993

I have to admit, I haven't even seen the film yet. My girlfriend looked at my blog last week and she told me I must see it, describing the scene whereby "Ada jumps (or falls?)
overboard with the piano attached to her leg. The shot under water of
the floating yet restrained body (umbilical cord) seems to connote a
state of suspension, between life and death. I remember reading an
article in "Screen" that was entirely devoted to this fascinating image
that carries so many meanings". Ok so I'm quoting my girlfriend, but it sounds quite impressive and whilst the film stills are ambiguous, we can only imagine the intensity of what this succession of images imply.

5 comments:

chaomious said...

they are great photos.

Julia Tester said...

Hi Rie I`ve seen the film and read the book of The Piano. If you would like it I`ll bring it up on Tuesday. The scene you depict is almost at the end of the film and is wonderfully apt. I`ll say no more......

zocoo dizzyache said...
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zocoo dizzyache said...

i hope this is not going to inspire your next art piece....there is something about you and getting wet rie...but i can't quite put my finger on it.
Perhaps you were a fish in a past life/zx

Rie said...

I'm not gonna rise to the bait Zoe ....

Julia, thanks very much. I have the film on DVD now and am watching it tonight, so all will be revealed to me, or not as the case may be.