The Jetty is a short film; an audio-visual poem by Kelsey Ashe.
It was first shown at 'Imaginary Territories' at PS ArtSpace in Fremantle in 2020
Written and Directed: Videography: Kelsey Ashe, Svetlana Gertral. Soundscape: Kelsey Ashe
I am compelled to speak of metamorphoses….
From Oceans Vault
To the perishing streets
From the sensual ear, to the spirit ditties of no tone.
The spiritualisation of the senses!
Dragged along by a strange new force
Desire and Reason are pulling me in different directions
I see the right way and approve it…..
But follow the wrong.
So! Oh! Scratch this surface…
And speak of this wind of Initiation!
Initiate me with a crumbling of all that stands
Burning for days.
So time flies on and follows, flies and follows,
What was before is left behind.
So be renewed my Gothic Siren!
Be soothed in the storm of complexity
I alone understand your beauty bare.
I will narrow this finely nuanced sense of longing
Shed this body of stars
Flee from the brutal pursuits of rationalism