Lucy Kerr

Crashing Waves (film and installation, 16mm print and DCP, 18 minutes, color, sound, 2021)

“There is always this paradoxical contrast between the surface of an image, which seems to be in control, and the process which produces it, which inevitably involves some degree of violence.” Edward Said

Crashing Waves follows a testimony from a stunt performer who discusses both the ecstasy and peril involved in their labor to defy gravity. The testimony meanders through the performer’s complicated narrative, which parses out all of the elements that go into an extremely fast moment of violence. The film meditates on the stakes of the real in the dominant culture’s production of images and emphasizes the importance of the ethics of care.

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