A View of Above
all footage 2011-21
A reconstructed assemblage of the opening title sequence from the feature film The Shining (1980) by Stanley Kubrick, A View of Above was shot in reverse perspective at the actual locations used in the feature film.
The original viewpoint is now inverted, looking up, and back at the ominous "eye in the sky" which shadows the yellow Volkswagen as it winds its way up the American Rockies to the Overlook Hotel.
The framing, movement, and pacing of the original sequence is replicated shot by shot in duration and in relationship to the sun and weather. The intent is to recreate the original, but from an altogether different perspective: the gaze defiantly flipped, the viewer is no longer a complicit voyeur of the hapless victim.