Night of Swords
8 hours
An eight-hour long,
one shot,
single take,
durational performance for video.
A jump cut to an
eternal combat between two lovers,
a metre of competition,
a tribute to the absurdly libidinal tenacity of competition.
Across the 480 minutes of the video's duration,
the light shifts with the passing of time,
from clear autumn daylight
to the flourescent lights of a gymnasium
once darkness
Produced for the HIGHNESS video installation series.
Performed by Melanie Jame Wolf and The Lover
Shot by Sam Smith
Assisted by Tom Boppert
Night of Swords / 2017 / excerpt / 30 minutes