[S]eeing without remembering is not understanding.
A spectacle that is not immersed in memory [...] remains a meaningless collection of disjointed fragments.
Mikhail Iampolski, THE MEMORY OF TIRESIAS: INTERTEXTUALITY AND FILM (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998), 2.
For me, remembering can counter oblivion in a number of ways, including by functioning as the opposite of dismembering. Remembering can be a joining together of elements, as in the performance of acts of intertextuality in making and also watching of films. This video collection of connected fragments offers you the experience of just such a form of remembering. Lose yourself in its maze.
THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (Orson Welles, 1947)
ENTER THE DRAGON (Robert Clouse, 1973)
MUSIC: Blühlicht by Marco Trovatello (licensed under an Attribution License.
VIDEO: Catherine Grant
Produced at the "Scholarship in Sound & Image" Workshop 2018 at Middlebury College, VT, USA
Warm thanks to the hosts Christian Keathley and Jason Mittells and the other participants