Experiment in Terror

 WSD Experiment in Terror by Blake Edwards 

(American thriller from the 60´s)

Watching a film usually puts us in a receptive but passive role: we follow the plot of the movie and are open to it, but our feelings, reactions and interpretations can not change the film in any concrete way. For instance in this thriller shot in 1960’s a woman facing jeopardy, mind manipulation, sadism, coercion and kidnapping; the subconscious reactions of the viewer remain invisible and alienated to the film unless an active witness can materialize them and invades the film with symbolic actions changing the movie physically, affecting what is seen in the frame of the action, resisting, agreeing and commenting the situations and bringing another layer of interpretation into the story and dealing with her own fear, her need to destroy evil and her need to identify with it.

Duration: 60 Min.

Performer, visuals and concept: Cristina Maldonado/ Sound intervention: Tomáš Procházka/ Movement design: Věra Ondrašíková/ Photo: Jan Morávek/ Production: Jedefrau.org/ Premiered 2012 Bio OKO, Prague.

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