Embraced

Embraced, 2011 was edited in Pasadena, California but the footage was shot in Arles, France in the Autumn of 2011. The long text that goes with the video was written during a record cold spell in January 2012 in Vitrolles, France. The filming of Embraced was a magical day in Arles. From 2010 from 2012 I was lucky enough to spend months at a time in Arles. Almost everyday I went for long meandering walks around the city including the outskirst of the city. One chilly extremely windy Fall morning with crystal blue skies, I was out on a long walk with my camera. I am always sensitive to "the place" of situations as I think about what I might be able to film. This is kind of my compass as to where to go. This sense led me into a filed that just really had my interest. So I started filming in the midst of all of this tremendous minstral wind with the sun at a fantastic angel causing the light to case rich shadows making everything look very three-dimensional. As I was panning around with the camera framing the scene I realized through the viewfinder that I recognized the building about a thousand yards away was the Abbey of Montjour which Vincent VanGogh drew.
It was a very strong and wonderful moment for me that I threw my desire to find a location to make film, that is, through art had discovered the very area that Vincent VanGogh was drawn to in 1888, some 123 years earlier. So I filmed all morning. Breaked for lunch at a friend's moms house for a home made Provencial meal. Then I returned and filmed until sundown.
The long text I spenting a few week writing considering my existence in France as an American artist and from this the mixture of ideas and emotions that ran through me. After finishing my writing I returned to Los Angeles and stayed in Pasadena to put the film altogether. I have never screened this film, never having found the right venue for it.

© Copyrighted Brice S. Bowman 2011

Author: 

Year: 

2011

Country: 

France
Technical data

Original format: 

Video

Speed: 

30FPS

Aspect ratio: 

16:9

Colour: 

Colour

Sound: 

Silent

Length: 

43 minutes and 5 seconds

Distribution/sales: 

Brice Bowman's work is distributed by:

Canyon Cinema Foundation 1777 Yosemite Ave Suite #210 | San Francisco, California 94124 | Phone: +1 415.626.2255  http://canyoncinema.com

Image Gallery: 

Embraced - Movie Still
Embraced - Movie Still

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