Climactic Actuality, 2014
Following a shadow of expectancy, making a mountain out of a mountain, shifting balance is found in suspension.
The title is reflexive of climax in narrative. Instead of presenting a linear character-based storyline, the function of the climax is inversed to focus on a first-person filmic analysis of the actuality of experiencing climax, questioning the processing of meaning through narrative experience. This work exists in the space of metacinema.
Director, Performance, Camera, Editor – Nikki Walkerden
Sound by Shaun Hay
Includes the 2011 performance – Balancing Act on Gornergrat, footage was filmed in Switzerland and China (2011-13).
Winner – Best Climbing Film
1st Vertical Film Festival 2014
View the 2014 Festival Showcase.