If you feel it let it happen
Single channel video with sound
© Carrick Bell
Viewing link: https://vimeo.com/204085212/a7e8f23a6b
Bruce Conner’s 1976 flm Crossroads, named after the atomic bomb test project the footage it appropriated documents, luckily shares its name with a 2002 Britney Spears flm. The original Conner flm has been re-presented here, with each of the 15 explosions in the original being stacked on top of each other, intercut at an increasingly rapid rate. (The fnal 20 minutes show all 15 explosions nearly simultaneously, 1 frame each). Wordless excerpts from another Britney Spears product, Till the world ends, are looped on top of each explosion, a latter day answer to Terry Riley’s iconic score. Conner’s original flm was relatively untouched, adding only the soundtrack and several transitions. I’ve followed suit, replacing all of Conner’s dissolve transitions with helicopter-shot tracking shots of Britney Spears on the edge of a rocky cliff (from the music video for her flm, Crossroads).