01 November 2010

Double Diamond


Interesting film from Scotland. Double-Diamond. A little cup of aestheticism for your Monday morning.

Working with the book Besoin de Vélo by French writer Paul Fournel, Double Diamond takes us through the physical and philosophical landscape of a cyclist using voiceover, idiosyncratic filming and cycle sound recording techniques against the backdrop of the Scottish landscape to transport us into a cycling world both familiar and unfamiliar. Filmed across Scotland from Dumfries to Sutherland the video includes passages of fact, illusion and speculation referring en route to Scotland's long association with the bicycle, from Kirkpatrick Macmillan to Robert Millar, Graham Obree and Chris Hoy.

2 comments:

townmouse said...

Lovely. And yes, some of our roads really are that empty in Scotland.

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