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Daisies Sedmikrásky a film by Věra Chytilová. (screenshot I took of film Daisies)


What interested me about the film daises was the story of a surreal female identity. Societal gender norms are rebelled against in such a way that is both extreme and abstract. When the social norms are shown to be rebelled against in such an exaggerated way it makes you question them. Making something familiar such as sitting down and eating politely within expected social norms suddenly seems extremely unfamiliar. We are aware that the protagonist is breaking social rules and is aware of this yet seeing it being done to the degree of such surreal and advantageous extremity shocks the audience. The way things are supposed to be now appears to you with clarity  as the characters blatantly  ignore this . (Cua Lim, 2001)

Daisies Sedmikrásky a film by Věra Chytilová. (screenshot I took of film Daisies)


Form the beginning of the film we are aware of the person behind the lens controlling the images as they roll across the screen. The two main characters awaken from they’re sunbathing and move to life as though marionettes in which we can only assume Věra Chytilová  controls.

Daisies Sedmikrásky a film by Věra Chytilová. (screenshot I took of film Daisies)


This awareness of a directed image a film in which the director dose not hide but becomes immediately present with decisions to add coloured filters or edit film . This is for me` inspiring to see as this the making becomes part of the story. Just as in my work I believe the process of print in themselves intertwine with the visual created.

Daisies Sedmikrásky a film by Věra Chytilová. (screenshot I took of film Daisies)


Daisies Sedmikrásky a film by Věra Chytilová. (screenshot I took of film Daisies)


In my work I document something which stems from reality. The reality of the mushroom growth. `The growth is documented through photography, once the images are collected they begin to transform stepping away from origin and instead creating not alternate copy of origin but entirely new entity.






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