Melanie Daniel | Uniforms & Costumes

Curator: Dalia Levin
April 1, 2006 - July 29, 2006

High Noon, 2005, video, 2:49 min
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The film’s plot unfolds to the sounds of rhythmic classical Western music. Melanie Daniel’s camera follows the occurrences in a schoolyard during break time, and uses the sounds to analogize between the school drama and the drama in the Western. Ostensibly infused with an innocent atmosphere, between a game of hopscotch and dance exercises, other “extracurricular” activities are revealed in the yard: small shoves, grappling, and chasing implying hidden, potential aggression and violence. The schoolyard becomes a miniscule battlefield under the overview of the security officer, who is likened to the “local sheriff.”

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