Cast: Chao Li Chi. Music: Teiji Ito. The setting with the low walls and river views is located in a private area of The Cloisters museum. Chao-Li Chi's performance obscures the distinction between violence and beauty. The camera is motivated by the movement of the performer, Chao Li Chi. This film is marked by a lack of dynamism and mobility that we have come to expect from Deren,s camera. It also obscures the distinction between violence and beauty. The shadows on the white wall behind Chi amplify the movement of the Wu Tang ritual. . Exhibited forwards and then backwards, the difference in the Wu Tang movements is almost imperceptible.
Meditation on Violence
Artist: Maya Deren
Production year: 1948
Catalogued as: EXPERIMENTAL, BODY/DANCE, AESTHETIC/BEAUTY, FEAR/DEATH, AVANTGARDE/KINETIC, ANALOG FILMING