Run-Through: The Chase

The Chase is a video displays a specific, yet generic film scene. Actress Janin Stenzel repeatedly rehearses her role as the standard female protagonist. In this video, she concentrates on the close-up exasperated gasp. This is an important moment when the character has come upon something essential or realized an important key point to the plot – a moment of clarity or a turning point for the character. However, the viewer never sees what aroused her attention or caused her gasp. The repetition of the video breaks down any expectation of a narrative and draws attention to the significance of a single moment.