Video, DV, 3 min.
In this short piece, a professional sports commentator reads out a letter recounting the trials and tribulations of a horse-riding holiday-adventure in Hungary. For fear of being knocked off her horse by a branch, the author of the letter jumps off the horse as it is rushing, out of control, straight into a forest. Fear of death is dispelled by mental calculus — a sure proof she is alive and thinking straight after rolling over herself several times. She is rescued, in slow motion (“as in Gone With the Wind”), by a Hungarian friend. In the end, the family she is staying with gives her a medal for gymnastics, dated 1863.
Note to viewers: the black screen is intentional. The video should be viewed in QuickTime.