On a street in Pakistan, people seem suddenly nervous, all eyes turn to heaven.
What Observation of Hawks in the sky demonstrates is first a rythm. More precisely, and until the final shortness of breath, an acceleration of the rythm : from allegro to prestissimo. The joint between the faces and the hawks, clearly artificial, is first looking for a poetic analogy : between the movement of a spatula on a hotplate and the flying of the birds. So, what was just a sound becomes a music, and the spinning of the birds appears like a frenetic danse. It reminds us something of the experimental documentaries, that focuses on the rythmic, emotionnal impact of the images on the viewer. Like after a violent downpour, the end of the movie leaves us stunned by its fleeting intensity, just perceived and now completely gone. And that will yet remain in our minds.
Observation of hawks in the sky
Fr : Observation de faucons dans le ciel
Or : Observation of hawks in the sky
Daniel Asadi Faezi
Pakistan • 2016 • 1’
VO : no dialog
National College of Arts Lahore : https://www.nca.edu.pk