DUST TO DUST
Dust to Dust depicts the gradual, yet alarmingly rapid, decay of an anonymous individual as they attempt to play an intense piano piece. As the figure crumbles at the speed of a geological event, the scene presents something cold, inhuman and quietly violent. There is a sense of emptiness to the sound and image that emphasizes the themes of mortality and inevitability, absence and loss.
This was filmed using a Phantom camera, which can film up to a thousand frames per second to produce extreme slow motion in extreme detail, and create sumptuous, mesmerising epics of mundane events. By filming an actor shaking talcum powder from his body, therefore, I was able to create the impression of something much more haunting.