Celestial

Esther Johnson

15’25 • 2007 • vo anglais • Royaume-Uni • documentaire, expérimental • DVC Pro

Taking the form of an experimental portrait, Celestial explores the poetry of the sky, a space for fascination and contemplation.
The sky is examined as a place that is not purely a background, but rather an object to be viewed and a ‘mental decongestant’. The film mixes interviews with weather experts, scientists and cloud lovers ; time-lapse footage, split-screen and visual text ; cloud formations and weather monitoring stations ; aerial views and people cloud spotting, which are interwoven with a shifting soundscape to create a dense tapestry that looks at the vast canvas of the sky.

original music : Deliberate
image : Esther Johnson
editing : Sue Giovanni & Esther Johnson
sound design : Ron Wright
sound recording : Christopher Wilson & Esther Johnson
featuring the voices of : Professor Grant Bigg ; Jack Borden ; Dr Edward Hanna ; Richard Hollis ; Darcy Ladd ; Gavin Pretor-Pinney ; Gini Wells

watch an excerpt


- screenings within the framework of La Vidéothèque Nomade]
Court-Bouillon #3.8
La Vidéothèque Nomade @ Parcours d’artistes #1


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