"... all that sense can comprehend, is light: because it partakes of that which it is. to comprehend dark, or a shape, it must withdraw from its own nature it must withdraw or turn against its own electrical illuminating nature in order to comprehend a shape."
light is the first bodily form pays homage to the philosopher of light, robert grosseteste. the title is intended to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek since this video was made entirely in the dark, using only a circuit bent webcam. no additional computer effects were added to the video. the music is the song rain serenade by natural snow buildings.
1. stan brakhage the text of light, cantrills filmnotes 21/22, (april 1975). this text is a transcription of the introduction and the question and answer session after a screening of brakhages film, the text of light(1974). brakhage was paraphrasing from robert grossetestes work, on light, or the ingression of forms.
- this video is the companion piece to on light, or the ingression of forms.
- include as part of incite! journal of experimental media & radical aesthetics issue #1: manifest.
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