A continuous ascent draws a random journey into the city. The scroll of the trajectory remembers the cinematic scroll, or that of the barbaric organ. The earth would be flat, the earth would be hollow and the sky in the center. At the top, it's just a start.
The video has a duration of 5 minutes 49 seconds. She's being thrown in a loop. It consists of a montage of 10 planes, put end to end. Each plan shows us a point of view the city of Tokyo, through the glass of an outside elevator that rises or goes down. Each shot was filmed from a different elevator. The planes where the lift rises are mounted alternately with the planes where the elevator goes down. The planes where the elevator goes down are mounted upside down, geometrically and not temporally. This reversal of the sense of the image, for these planes, leads to the movement being a climb to the ground. Thus, all the video has an upward movement, alternately towards the sky, towards the earth. The transition between each plan is made so that the movement does not stop. Each sky is joined to the sky of the next sequence, each floor is joined to the ground of the next sequence. The windows of the elevators have horizontal bars, these bars located a short distance from the camera, pass through the image from top to bottom. These bars are similar to the intervals between the photograms of film films. They give a false cinematic rhythm to the video that has its own pixel scan rate. The last image of the 5 minutes 49 seconds is the image that precedes, in the original plane, the first image of 5min. 49s. So there is no beginning or end in this video, the loop being closed.
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