I Dream of Dreaming

This is a master tape of Barbara Sykes' work "I Dream of Dreaming" (1981).

00:00Copy video clip URL Tape begins with black.

00:07Copy video clip URL Bars and tone.

00:19Copy video clip URL Cut to black.

00:30Copy video clip URL Fade into “I Dream of Dreaming” title card. Dark ambient music plays. 

00:38Copy video clip URL Fade into starkly lit figure standing with their back to the camera. A transparent spiral pattern flows over the frame. A haunting disembodied voice says: “Waiting for the rising sun, my spirit rests on a mountain peak…and I dream…of dreaming.” The figure begins to dance, interacting with the spiral pattern.

01:38Copy video clip URL The video of the dancer fades out as electronic music tones fade in and the picture changes to a white circle. The circle pulses in and out of black, and then becomes heavily distorted along with the music. Shapes, patterns, and figures flicker in and out of the circle. 

03:51Copy video clip URL The images fade out as the electronic music continues. 

04:26Copy video clip URL Credits. 

05:04Copy video clip URL Tape ends. 

 

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