49 Days in Motion

by Liss Platt
(2002) 16 minutes, Super-8 film, Color, Sound

49 Days in Motion is an abstract, visual charting of my body in motion over a 49-day period provides the context for an exploration of my relationship to movement and physicality. These patterned images are juxtaposed with anecdotal stories told in voice-over. Themes of power, physical prowess, a need for mobility, and fear of the body’s fragility are accessed through personal accounts of ball games, rocking horses, fierce competition, and my terminally ill sister.