Worst Case Scenario
by Smith, John
- other: see notes
- Lux Open, RCA, London, UK, 2003 (as work in progress)
Worst Case Scenario starts out as a series of still photographs depicting daily life on a Viennese street corner. The film re-orders and manipulates a selection of these images, and as it progresses the static world slowly and subtly comes to life. As Sigmund Freud casts his long shadow across the city, an increasingly improbable chain of events and relationships starts to emerge. 'This new work by John Smith looks down onto a busy Viennese intersection and a corner bakery. Constructed from hundreds of still images, it presents situations in a stilted motion, often with sinister undertones. Through this technique weâ€™re made aware of our intrinsic capacity for creating continuity, and fragments of narrative, from potentially (no doubt actually) unconnected events.' Mark Webber. London Film Festival catalogue. Winner of the 'Gus Van Sant Best Experimental Film Award' & 'Griot Editorial Best Editing Award' at 42nd Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA, 2004
part funded by LFVDA, toured by Picture This Moving Image and Watershed
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