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The Pool

Jayne Parker

UK, 1991
10 minutes, B&W, mag stripe
Available formats: 16mm / DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

A woman stands in the deep end of an empty and disused swimming pool. She wipes her face and stomach with her hands to clean away blood. Inside, she places her hands on the outstretched arm of a man who lifts her into the air and catches her when she falls. An eel breathes through its gills as it swims. The woman settles the eel in her arms and holds it against her body. When the woman swims she breathes out underwater.