Eye I Aye

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“Sometimes the passers-by do not walk out of frame, but are dematerialized, faded out, turned into ghosts. There is one moment where an Erana surrogate sits down on the ritual bench next to a ‘stranger’ who gets up and walks away unconvincingly, conveying, in the most basic terms, how a sense of place and belonging is instituted. The film ends with a “Cinéma Vérité” shot with the cameraman out of hiding positioned in front of the bench, with Rumsby introducing himself to the couple. The camera comes eye to eye with its prey. On the voice-over Rumsby notes that after this encounter he went home had something to eat, listened to the radio and fell asleep.” - Dirk de Bruyn

This work is discussed in an essay by Dirk de Bruyn, 2016.