2005 | 00:22:00 | Canada | English | Color

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Body, Film or Videomaking, Performance

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Cutting to the core of cinematic realism, Fountain presents the plot-less character of human encounters. In a string of moments with the people who have presented themselves to Cumming’s camera for over twenty years, Fountain allows the accidental and the absurd to dominate our impressions. Storytelling is evacuated in the process.

Fountain squeezes the storytelling out of my work. Storytelling has run its course. We are overwhelmed with stories whose seductive plots and strong emotions camouflage the dangerous state of human relations. In Fountain, short fragments of image and sound are intended to subvert the cinematic effect of reality which makes fools of us all.”

--Donigan Cumming

Exhibitions + Festivals

Athens Int'l Film/Video Festival (OH), 2006