Videodrone: Lady Lazarus – "The Eye of the Storm in the Eye of the Storm

We floated first. Suspended, upside down in the way babies prefer to float in that inland sea alone. We couldn't tell at first, but the moontide push and pull of our first liquid homes was our first cradle. Gently rocking us back and forth before we emerged through latex and fluorescent lights, dry-docked and landlocked. Our desire for the comforting, circular rock can be found in the way we can never walk in a straight line. Always doubling back on the place we once were like returning to the womb. The way, when we find ourselves in the agoraphobic expanse, we keep our circles tight. The tighter the safer, like we remember ourselves floating in uterine sea.

The pairing of Lady Lazarus's looped piano drone and Katherina Lackner's study of circular motion as social and individual human nature is one of the most beautiful videos I have seen this year. 

THE EYE IN THE EYE OF THE STORM - LADY LAZARUS from Crash Avenue on Vimeo.

This Videodrone brought to you by Ryan H. 

February 23rd, 2011