Swimmer by Müge Yıldız

‘Swimmer’ was shot during an art residency programme in Russe, Bulgaria. inspired by Frank Perry and Sydney Pollack’s 1968 film American film The Swimmer (1968) which is an adaptation from John Cheever’s short story. In this video, I brought the nomad swimmer into existence. The swimmer swims through various pools, a river, puddles, and water containers for street animals. As she swims, the voice of Canadian experimental filmmaker Barbara Sternberg talks about life, cinema, and philosophy, as well as myself, reading a passage from Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha.

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HD Video / 04:09 / 2017

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