VIVIAN OSTROVSKY - PLUNGE

"An intimate – yet humorous – act of cultural resistance, the cinema of Vivian Ostrovsky is a gesture, implying the filmmaker’s entire body – as she travels around the world, carrying the gear, framing with a camera-eye. She digs in archival footage for an immense repertory of cinematic gestures performed by others – and playfully edits them with her own Super-8 shots. Multiculturalism and polyglotism are woven into this poetics of displacement.”

- Bérénice Reynaud

 

“Like the diary film, the found footage collage film is a major genre of experimental  filmmaking. Ostrovsky is an expert collagist of both image and sound. In almost all her films, she juxtaposes bits of music with images to transform feeling and meaning. Favoring dance beats, she mixes classical and pop music, often combining familiar tunes with concrete sound. As her work developed, her selection of sequences from  films she loves became bolder, even as her own images became richer in texture, color and movement.”

-Amy Taubin

 
PUBLIC DOMAIN  (1996)

PUBLIC DOMAIN (1996)

“Playing with images and sounds, Vivian Ostrovsky succeeds in foiling the articles of cinema, experimental and not, making it look natural. She quietly endeavors to transform habits of cinematographic creation and consumption, reminiscent of Kubelka's analogies between cinema and culinary arts. It’s all a question of measuring and savoirfaire: accompaniment as art.”

- Yann Beauvais

 
THE TITLE WAS SHOT  (2009)

THE TITLE WAS SHOT (2009)

MOVIE (V.O.)  (1982)

MOVIE (V.O.) (1982)

This edition of VIVIAN OSTROVSKY - PLUNGE contains 16 films on 2 disks plus a 60 page booklet in French and English, with articles by Amy Taubin, Federico Rossin, and Vivian Ostrovsky.

 
 
 

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Format: DVD-PAL (Region 0)
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VIVIAN OSTROVSKY - PLUNGE
(US, 1982-2013)

Director: Vivian Ostrovsky

  • 215 minutes (16 films on 2 Disks)
  • 16mm and Super 8
  • Color, B&W
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Total Running Time: 03:35:00

Language: English

Booklet Text: Amy Taubin, Federico Rossin, Vivian Ostrovsky (60 pages, in French and English)

Published By: Re:Voir Video

Institutional Price: $300 (plus shipping).

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