Sqaure Dance

Son counts the beat whilst Lumiere records the steps.
Originally posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010


  1. sqaure? dance indeed.

    morphology of body, sustainability and space & the girl chewing gum on the far left corner near the antique (reconstructed) city wall

    ( actually the whole view is a complete reconstruction from 1947-53, including a complete remodeling of the cathedral's facade)

    while recording i did not notice the regular pace(s). a great reminder !

  2. Yes I was trying to do something with the choreography of the actors on the (recreated) set and a line dancing instruction video I had seen came to mind - and interestingly the timing of the count was almost perfectly in sync with the first man's walking pace and after that they all seem to be just a little in step. Put me in mind of John Smith's The Girl Chewing Gum http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=yaJKdVpGGx8&feature=related

  3. yes, girl chewing gum is a small masterpiece.
    just found a link to the complete video:

  4. The counting works wonderfully. The viewer understands the motivation of the marching characters, even if the motivation, supplied by the soundtrack, is entirely incidental, accidental and a true oblique strategy.

  5. Yes there is a lot of serendipity in many of the sound/image interactions here. I have an idea or two for this or that sound and mess around and then something clicks and starts to reveal the secret choreography of the Lumieres