Nicolas Provost \ Gravity
Nicolas Provost's Gravity was the very first film made up of found imagery that I saw and has been the root of the inspiration for all of my video pieces since. Gravity takes probably one of the most archetypical images to be found in film history, the cinematic kiss to create an intense and hypnotic video piece. Provost's style of editing plays with both the cinematographic and physiological basis of the after-image. Through the use of appropriation, Provost creates an epic collision of numerous kissing scenes from cinematic classics. The usual romantic effect of kissing in cinema is fragmentised by Provost's stroboscopic editing that immerses and loses to the mesmerising vertigo of the common embrace where affection becomes a intense conflict.