Mantra
TitleMantra
DirectorJeanette Iljon
CountryUK
Year1976
Duration5mins
Format16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionExploring both dance and some of the properties of film, 'Mantra' begins by recreating movement through a rhythmic series of still images. A woman dances, via these still images, to music by Stockhausen, her image filling the screen, her performance evoked through the use of jump-cuts. Breaking in on this is an animated sequence, which describes women and childbirth. This experimental film eventually moves into live action, showing the dancer's movements in slow motion and freeze frames.