A clearing at Melbourne International Film Festival
The residual remains of erasure; almost imperceptible traces on the landscape and psyche.
Featuring live music by Kaylie Melville and Tilman Robinson (Speak Percussion)
Sabina Maselli | 16mm | colour | 11’45” | 2022
A collaboration between Speak Percussion musicians Kaylie Melville and Tilman Robinson and Artist Film Workshop filmmaker Sabina Maselli (Landing, MIFF 2019), this hypnotic environmental short contemplates the residual remains of erasure.
Set to an epic, electro-acoustic score by Speak Percussion, Maselli’s mesmerising short presents a montage of evocative images in which nature is disrupted by the encroachment of humanity. Can nature be anything other than a projection? Can an image exist if nature is erased?
“A clearing contemplates the residual remains of erasure. As our culture and environment race to evolve to the encroachment of humanity, unadaptable aspects are frequently erased. Those that are deleted leave at times almost imperceptible traces on the landscape and psyche. A clearing explores this imperceptibility through the mediums of analogue film and electro-acoustic music.”