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  • emim 507 on 19 January 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    mothlight – stan brakhage part 2 

    moth wings found in light fixtures (and some other natural found objects) were stuck between two strips of clear film to create mothlight. click here to see some of the film as it turns out to be quite beautiful as images. the literal use of moths, that is unmediated by recording technology, as a central material focuses on the mundane, the dirty, and dead and has literally zoomed in to give poetic meaning. the outcome is noisy and disorienting. a sense of unease is created because such material is not normally viewed so close. it is also so close to the medium, creating strong interplay between message and medium for the viewer to negotiate. the collage of this material in a film medium changes the way we interpret the work. as a film, we are bound to the narrativic aspects more readily, yet the inherent collage properties return us to material itself (which is moth debris – fun).

    brakhage is hugely influential in experimental film. a nice write-up on him and his work is here.

     
  • emim 309 on 18 November 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: vicky butterfly   

    the moth – vicky butterfly 

     
  • emim 1225 on 21 October 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , blinking pigs, jin angdoo lee, little dragon, machine dreams   

    blinking pigs – little dragon, by jin angdoo lee 

     
  • emim 243 on 19 October 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: james patton, the return of the moth people   

    the return of the moth people – james patton 

    in a completely non-sarcastic tone, i love everything about this film. who could ask for more? first of all the sound and visual quality is at about my taste, asynchronous of course, and is at level of compression/distortion that i couldn’t hate. other things of note were: mothmologists, acme moth balls, sea monsters, the shorts… however above all the casual approach to everything is quite remarkable.

     
  • emim 141 on 15 October 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , hilton carter,   

    MOTH – hilton carter 

    [vimeo http://vimeo.com/21707538]

    this short film is flashy and not really moth-related as the title was used instead of ‘man on the hill’ but i can still see some relevance as i feel that light has been employed as a particularly useful device and we all know how moths do like the light especially in various art forms and literature.

     
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