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Reading Film from 'Knots' by R.D.Laing

David Lamelas
1970
15mins B & W Sound 16 mm

Reading Film from 'Knots' by R.D.Laing

The first part of Reading Film from 'Knots' by RD Laing shows several pages in successino of text from a book by the British psychoanalyst Ronald D Laing, in which he converts real cases of human interaction into abstracted paradoxical verbal models.

His way of showing the same situation from different vantage points and with different endings is echoed in Lamelas's segmentation of the intake of information. Each page remains on screen long enough for viewers to read and understand it. In the second part, we see and hear a young woman reading the same passages.

David Lamelas - A New Refutation of Time, Kunstverein Munchen, Witte de With Rotterdam, 1997.

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