Showcase

Flight

Synopsis

Extract running time: 02:36


Shot on a flight to Los Angeles and at LAX airport, Flight is an experimental digital video work which explores, celebrates and questions our relationship with flying through a series of oneiric images, sounds and text. Psychological notions of denial, escape, levity, abandonment, fear and evasion are also touched on.

Flight exists in that twilight zone between speed and stillness, safety and danger.

Structured around an imaginary plane journey Flight highlights the processes of realisation, observation and memory: a cinema of gestures, suspension and transience.

Images

Cast & Crew

Camera/Sound/Editing: Michael Mazière

Selected Screenings

  • Lumen, Leeds, May 2009
  • Room Gallery, Bristol, July 2005
  • Media Art Festival, Friesland, Germany, 16 September - 2 October 2005
  • The PEK Film Festival, Den Haag, Holland, 17 & 18 November 2005
  • Experiments in Moving Image, University of Westminster, London, 25 January - 31 January 2004
  • European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany, 21 April - 23 May 2004
  • World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, Holland, 10-20 June 2004
  • Sketch Gallery, July 2004
  • Melbourne International Film Festival, 21 July - 8 August 2004

Project Background

One of the largest publicly funded award programmes for artists in the UK, the London Artists' Film and Video Awards (LAFVA) scheme offered awards of up to £20,000 for production of artists' moving image work.

From 2000 to 2008 the scheme supported London-based artists working in the context of contemporary moving image practice - producing work intended for exhibition in galleries, festivals, specialist venues and as site specific installations.

Key Information

Film

Flight

Artist

Michael Mazière

Project

LAFVA 02

Year Completed

2002

Duration

15'

Shooting format

DV

Screening format

Single screen and Installation, Digi Beta

Distribution

LUX

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