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To Tea

Stephen Dwoskin
1970
30mins Colour 16mm

To Tea

To Tea, made in Holland (at the house of the Dutch avant-garde filmmaker Franz Zwartjes), is a slowed 'Alice in Roomland'.

A guide to sensual contact between two women. Their contact is arrived at between an arrangement of slow tactics. As the light of day goes the bodies come closer, the piano melody floats in a distant hall. Once my Hungarian art teacher said: "If you exaggerate the objective lines you reach a stronger subjective expression." So here the strange tea party gives over to touch. - S.D.

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