1, 2, 3 Gym
Super8 film Kodak Tri-X, b/w., 3,4 minutes. 2003
A portrait of my grandfather returning to the gymnastics hall at the age of 93.
This film explores the demarcation line between time and physical ability.
Over-exposure of the body suggests a condition which almost surpasses material limitations.
The film is part of the project ‘Tied to the Earth with Skin and Glue’; a collection of short films, photographs, film installations and – stills, made in the final phase of the lives of my grandparents. The project as a whole highlights aspects such as parentage, identity, consanguinity, temporality and physicality.