Paul Glabicki(b. 1951)
Object Conversation (1984)
A series of source objects (scissors, a barbell, piano, boxing ring, ladders, an hourglass, an arch) are presented, defined, demonstrated, discussed, spoken about, juxtaposed and progressively re-invented during the course of a multi-layered visual and aural "conversation." The film plays with language, the viewer's memory, assumptions about "familiar" objects, associations and gender, puns, hieroglyphic forms and conscious and unconscious processes of thinking and perception.
"The film reprocesses the first motion picture studies by still photographer Eadweard Muybridge and elaborates on allusions to the origins of the medium itself as well as on the relationship between image, spoken word and text .... The viewer's perceptual dexterity is exercised as the elements ... appear momentarily in one state then reappear elsewhere on the screen in yet another." - Black Maria Film and Video Festival
Awards: Festival of Experimental Film, Chicago; Sinking Creek Film & Video Festival; Bucks County National Film Competition; Black Maria Film and Video Festival; Atlanta Film and Video Festival; Athens Int'l Film Festival; Santa Fe Film Exposition