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Kieran Tan Broken leg

Work by Kieran Tan
Work by Kieran Tan
Work by Kieran Tan

Broken leg draws on my experience in the ‘Broken leg’ music video for Australian rock band Bluejuice. This piece shows another way of viewing this sport – rather than the physicality of skills involved, Broken leg captures the lighting, movement and unsuspecting shapes formed during a skipping performance. Through experimenting with glowsticks, dark lighting, various shutter speeds and the cascading transparencies, Broken leg gives glimpses of the impact which skipping has had on my life.


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