“The Waves”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Of Virginia Woolf Novel Directed By Marta Di Francesco (2016)

“The Waves” is an Cinematic Poem Experimental Short Film of a 1931 Novel by Virginia Woolf Directed by Marta Di Francesco.

Directed by:  Marta Di Francesco

Musical Score by: Cédric Elisabeth
Sound by:  Richard Nathan

Narrated by:  Adele Orcajada

The Waves Cinematic Poem Experimental Short Film On Virginia Woolf Novel Directed by Marta Di Francesco

“The piece is inspired by and quotes lines from Virginia Woolf’s “The Waves” (1931).

The film has been created using DepthKit, an open source toolkit together with an automated process to add generative textures to each individual frame.

I am interested in the implication of the digital process on identity and its fragmentation, exploring and questioning it through digital bleed and time displacement, and especially through the sculptural quality of time in Kinect 3D aesthetics.

The Waves by Virginia Woolf is the inspiration for this piece due to its theme of identity. It is a poetic novel that revolves around the theme of identity’s continuous flow, its ‘stream of consciousness’, its inner dialogues and multiple conversational syntax. It felt relevant to me in this moment in my life, in a time of uncertainty that leaves us all looking for our identity, weaving it in an effort to create solidity and balance, and escape the insecurity of the void. The process of sewing it together is a search for a feeling of stability, which it is inevitably temporary, like the shimmering crest of the waves in the sun.”

The Waves Cinematic Poem Experimental Short Film On Virginia Woolf Novel Directed by Marta Di Francesco in 2016

Excerpts from “The Waves” by Virginia Woolf (1931)

“I do not know myself sometimes, or how to measure and name and count the grains that make me what I am.

The waves broke and spread their waters swiftly over the shore. One after another they massed themselves and fell; the spray tossed itself back with the energy of their fall. The waves were steeped deep-blue save for a pattern of diamond-pointed light on their backs which rippled as the backs of great horses ripple with muscles as they move. The waves fell; withdrew and fell again, like the thud of a great beast stamping.”

Article on “The Waves” in The Creators Project:

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/virginia-woolf-kinect-short-film

The Waves Cinematic Poem Experimental Short Film On Virginia Woolf Novel Directed by Marta Di Francesco August 2016

Website:  http://martadifrancesco.com/

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