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refuses to be seen. The contradiction of visibility and refusal to be present is the reason why you see only glimpses of a body. The spectator knows there is a meaning which they are denied. Personal meanings for the spectator are inevitable. Someone watching in London might compare it to Notting Hill Carnival because that's their frame of reference, but in reality it's totally different to Junkanoo. The film is told in a very poetic, opaque way, which nevertheless for me has specific meaning. Part of the joy of working in such an open way is that many meanings can exist alongside one another. Both realistic and marked out with dreamlike quality, Junkanoo Talk is marked out with an essential and at the same time seductive beauty on a visual aspect, to walk the viewers into a multilayered visual journey. We daresay that this video attempts to unveil the invisible that pervades our reality but that cannot be detected by our sensorial experience. Do you agree with this interpretation? Moreover, how do you consider the relationship between reality and imagination within your process? The focus of Junkanoo Talk is centred not on the invisible, but the hard to communicate or seldom acknowledged. My response to an image is to make another image. It is cumulative. The communication of carnival in Junkanoo Talk is somehow lacking and


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