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Choreography and Performance: Dawn Kramer
Camera and Editing: Stephen Buck
Music: Evan Harlan, Memoir
Paris and Montigny sur Loing
© 2015 Dawn Kramer
"We are trying to make some video here, even with my arm issue. My idea, reflecting on Malek's poem, is to create "evanescent moments," short episodes that have a kind of translucency about them. Stephen may have another idea about making video here, but I am not exactly sure what it is...so we stumble along and occasionally make an interesting minute or two.
Although it rained most of last weekend, and in fact the Loing River overflowed with the full moon and covered part of Thierry and Carmen's lawn, there was some clear enough sky Sunday night to see that gorgeous pleine lune. So after getting back from dinner, we shot a little late video. The next day we also did a little bit of me moving around the old Chestnut tree in the rain, but not sure the viewer can see that it's raining. Malek's poem is called, Les Pluies du Miracle (The Rains of the Miracle) so a little rain scene seemed appropriate. So far, I think our best shot at "evanescent luminescence" (!) was made in Charles and Julie's apartment, using the windows with gauze curtains and the mirror.
Sadly, our composer friend, Evan Harlan, died the prior February. His music, also called Memoir (for D.S.) was perfect for this video. So this piece is really an homage to Evan also. They are both wonderful artists and human beings.
The window scene was the first thing we shot. Later from our last apartment, we made the Eiffel tower part. Other things we added in. We didn’t really have a plan.