A short film by Nasim Razavian
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Play-ground No. 3 is a short film by Nasim Razavian. It shows a junction in a Dutch landscape filmed from above on a foggy day. Through the pandemonium caused by the children’s play, a play-ground is created in between the children and the hikers below. A liminal and multi-dimensional time-space is opened up. The camera’s slow movement shows the vertigo feeling of one standing on the structure which moves slightly with the wind.
This short film is the third construct from the play-ground series. The first two titled Play-ground No. 1: Child Museum (2010) and Play-ground No. 2 Wall of Happiness (2014) are spatial (architectural) constructs designed by Razavian. This third work, takes a distance from the design discourse and shows the play-ground as both an actual and virtual time-space which is activated by the complex operations of play.