[identity profile] chaila.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] thearchive2
This is a trilogy of vids reclaiming BSG's mythology, theology and mysticism and the interconnected women at the center of it all.  These vids together attempt to present the Opera House from various angles and to capture what it meant to and for different women. Post-finale and its profane Opera House, they also collectively present a reconceptualization of the Opera House as the intersection between life and death and between human and Cylon, representing hybridity in infinite variations: intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical. The third vid, especially, is based on edits made by Battlestar Redactica, a fan-edited alternate 4.5 by [livejournal.com profile] cvm_productions. See here for a short explanation of edits relevant to and relied on by the vid and here for a textual explanation of all this, outlined by [livejournal.com profile] beccatoria, my compatriot in all this Opera House reclaiming.

I. Convergence: Cathedrals [D’Anna, Laura, Caprica]
seeking truth.

There is a feeling that you should just go home, and spend a lifetime finding out just where that is

(.avi xvid 49MB)

II. War: Child You’re the Revolution [Athena, Hera]

hybridity’s a war.

Mother tell me, is there love on my tongue? Mother tell me, cause I’m the revolution.

(.wmv 42MB)

III. Synthesis: Order in the Sound [Kara]
lines blur.

You are the harbinger of death, Kara Thrace, you will lead them all to their end.
End of line.

(.wmv 54MB).

Date: 2010-02-08 12:53 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] nicole-anell.livejournal.com
"Synthesis" is just gorgeous. Totally love the editing of "Child You're the Revolution" too.

Date: 2010-02-08 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beccatoria.livejournal.com
Thanks for the chance to rewatch these in sequence. I love the framing device you've used; I'd never considered them as a cycle of convergence/war/synthesis but it's so perfect, as is the way you managed to vid every woman connected to the Opera House and a final one who should have been (excuse me is, because that vid is clearly canon!)

Thanks for vidding so eloquently what it took me a bajillion words to approach ineptly. ;)


Date: 2010-02-11 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheepfairy.livejournal.com
Ah, these are all so beautiful! I love the music you used, and the editing on them was really brilliant.

we'll always have the Operahouse

Date: 2010-08-27 10:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cyborganize.livejournal.com
be still, my heart.

I remember when this all started! everyone was all, "OMG you must go watch this new vid about BSG ladies and mythology!!!" I was all, "that's pretty good." but it was always already the beginning of a story.

you could also call it thesis/antithesis/synthesis (aka the dialectic). because the trilogy has that double helix motion through history, adding up to more than the sum of its parts. I loved rewatching Cathedrals because of its innocence (theirs and yours!), and the way this passionate seeking connects our prophets. but it has more layers of meaning once you add biopolitical struggle over the future, which we eventually had to remake in our own image. Order in the Sound will always be where it all rightly ends, for me!

I have ambitions of a CVM DVD set! but [livejournal.com profile] metatxt wants to finish some BSG vids, first.


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