Arm Schaap

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Arm Schaap (Poor Sheep), 16mm to SD, color, sound, 4 min, 57 sec

Filmed from below at a low angle a sheep lies on its back in a field. Its legs stick up into the air helplessly. We hear distinctly the amplified sound of the animal’s desperate breathing. In the distance a lapwing calls. The ground trembles as a train passes by in the background. The sheep remains within sight, its pathetic position unchanged. The end. The audience is forced into the position of a voyeur; anyone’s impromptu reaction is to help the sheep back on it’s feet. But this is impossible because this is not a sheep but a two dimensional projection.