This experimental film explores embodied perception. The film begins with blurred, amorphous forms that momentarily find a point of focus only to dissipate into the shadows. A slow, cyclical motion of perpetually dissolving and arising images recalls the interstitial space between waking reality and dreams. The recurrent motion is protracted yet mesmerizing as each rotation offers new information in shape and scale. Features suggest cave formations, celestial constellations, or even the micro scale of the body’s interior, yet no concrete reading is certain until the end of the cycle. The film is inspired by cave exploration, the magnified practice of painting as a discipline and process, perception, and vanitas traditions in both east and western canons of art history. The film, though eidetic and optical in nature pertains to the haptic- exuding materiality.
Robert Platt, 2016