the spaces between memory and perception, dream and waking reveal themselves on the film surface. glimpses, impressions, momentary clarity shifts to obscurity and afterimage. this is a film about film, a film that is process-oriented and takes its time. finding a language without speech, communication is possible by other means. how to merge experience with afterimages, ciphers, messengers carrying the weight of meaning that comes from exterior places: it could be that people dream to close the gaps between consciousness and memory. . .
consider this a film about grief, passage and remembering that looking isn’t always seeing.
“a remnant from the future”
- Christian Farrell, SILT collective
this film can be found on canyon cinema's website:
copyright d.a. johnston 2003
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