Single channel video (2017)
Oasis to Oasis is set in the workshop of a piano technician in Amsterdam. The video is free of dialogue, following the technicians movements from the work bench to the piano and back again. A sentence from the British Free Cinema Manifesto reads: ‘The image speaks. Sound amplifies and comments’. In Oasis to Oasis it is the sound that speaks and the image that amplifies and comments. The narrative in this video is determined by the notational scale of the piano. Each note issues an instruction resulting in a jump cut and change in camera direction. The technician too is beholden to the instrument and as he works through the scale, it becomes a question of who is playing who.