‘Fading in, Fading out, Dissolving’
by Steven McCabe
Images juxtaposing a needle or vaccine with the idea of film credits rolling at the end of a love affair.
A list of ingredients on a label on a jar. The love affair revisited as a series of scenes.
The body memory supercharged with moments of elation or conversely defeat, possibly reacting to the cure. Striving to achieve harmony.
Film As Art written by Rudolf Arnheim. Film als Kunst first published in 1932. A book of standards, a theory of film.
In the chapter ‘Other Capacities of Film Technique’ a section: Fading in, Fading out, Dissolving.
Sometimes in order to avoid sudden appearance a picture is allowed to grow slowly out of the darkness, or to disappear in the same way.
Fading in and fading out can be used to show people’s subjective perception; for instance, when a person is waking up or falling asleep.
when a person is waking up
or falling asleep.