Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Stuart Croft - The Death Waltz

Recently shown at Fred gallery in London. Stuart Crofts film The Death Waltz is a eery recount of a ghost story at a dinner party. In a strange and displaced narrative the story unfolds telling us of two soldiers Celia and Joe on leave from an un-named war, in an un-known time. Their homecoming party turns into a horrifying and frenzied waltz whereby two characters become horribly disfigured.

The 8 minute super 8mm film is looped demanding Celia and Joe to return to the party year after year for their deathly dance.

Here is a short clip below.