A panorama of World divided into three. The camera’s 360° pan begins at a playground and passes by everyday scenes of urban life: pedestrians, cars, shops – before returning to its starting point. The field of view is divided into three frames showing the same scene, one following the other with slight delay. The film appears to be an exploration of great theoretical question relating to film: Where does the never-ending stream of images begin and end? Everywhere, one is tempted to say, possibly at every playground in the world.
Vertigo Rush is a technically extravagant experiment consisting of a series of dolly zooms: a succession of camera movements captured in individual images of forward and backward motion, while simultaneously zooming in the opposite direction. Accelerating this pendulum movement, at first gently and later drastically, intensifies the optical illusion of the space shifting together—and smoothly hands it over to the abstract, transferred to a “dissolving” image.