Flo Rounds a Corner

  • 6'
  • USA
  • 1999
The cast is in flux - the animate and the inanimate get double billed with that dynamic duo - Push and Pull. If matter has consciousness and has renounced movement as Henri Bergson suggests in order to conserve energy, then here we have a dramatic apostasy. A broken vow of stasis, a flood of energy. What beautiful instability and pulsation - a floating world off a hinge drawn through invisible bellows, exhaled, exultant. Figure and ground (such a quaint term for what we really see) do a slow motion see saw on shifting tectonic plates. Fold into Cézanne - like origami. If this dance weren't so meticulous, so slow, so molecular, it would describe a calamity. But in fact this happens everyday, every moment in the blink of an eye. Tilts with perfect pitch. The eponymous Flo moves slanted and enchanted down a street in Taormina, Italy - as casual, momentous and as `on time' as the Arrival of the Train At Ciotat that rounded the corner of another century. A landmark work. (M.M.)
Director
Ken Jacobs
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
USA
Production Year
1999
Festival Edition
IFFR 2001
Length
6'
Medium
Betacam SP PAL
Producer
Ken Jacobs
Sales
Ken Jacobs