A LOFT FILMS ORIGINAL

CONTENT PRODUCTION

OFFICIAL SLECTION AT:

PORTLAND DANCE FESTIVAL

MASTER OF ART FILM FESTIVAL

CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL

A tribute to the artist Ilyas Kassam, capturing the visceral and meditative process of creation. Known for his large, sculptural works, we see Ilyas express his physicality onto the canvas, drawing inspiration from the organic movements typified by Isadora Duncan. Ilyas also recites one of his own poems over the visuals, reinforcing the omniscience of the written word and the importance it has as a figurative symbol in his work.

As he moves in and around the canvas, the camera joins him, filling the negative space. Eventually camera and artist move as one, with the filmic qualities mirroring the artist and his movements. The camera becomes part of the performance, the medium of the interplay between these two visual artists, tangled in a creative embrace.