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False Aging

Lewis Klahr

USA, 2008
15 minutes, Colour, Sound, 16:9
Original format: HD video
Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file / HD Digital file
False Aging

“False Aging expresses a sense of lost time, of not moving in step with the rest of the world. In one sequence Jefferson Airplane’s Lather asks the question, ‘Is it true I’m no longer young?’ Time makes us prisoners locked in ourselves, like the a small yellow bird who slips behind the back of a playing card, then comes back out in front of it. In rapid alternation, they make a kind of thaumatrope, that spinning parlor trick that suggests a sense of movement in the flapping wings of a caged bird. Here the birdcage has been replaced by chance, underscoring the momentary illusion that the bird is free.” – Genevieve Yue