This is an excerpt from the full film. “Cut” is a silent black-and-white film that plays with the structure of editing and manipulating only possible in the medium of film. A series of vegetables and fruits are chopped in half then put back together with the magic of reversing the film. Essentially I could be cutting any object to highlight structure of film editing. When the cuts are shown in reverse the subtleties that are hidden in the non-reversed film is highlighted. For example the wavering of the lettuce leaf or the way the apple piece wiggles.
Through this straightforward structure of cutting then mending the viewer can associate meaning beyond the fruit. There is a universal desire to undo the mistakes or events of the past. The simple act of reversing the film is a poetic gesture to try and achieve that undoing, especially if the instrument used to cut could magically also be used to heal.