dan browne, 2012
HDV | 28'00"
"A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face." - Jorge Luis Borges
A meditation on (im)mortality, mediated by a lifetime of images.
"Canadian filmmaker, photographer and multimedia artist Dan Browne's visually stunning memento mori creates a vast sprawling memory well that uses thousands of images that celebrate and construct life itself. What begins as a rush of visual stimulation rapidly becomes something more complex, unique and personal as rhythms and themes emerge and vanish. These elements are dictated as much by the viewer's unconscious interpretation of the medium as the actual images presented and by their affect on the audience." — Sofie Verdoodt, Art Cinema OFFoff
"A complex and engaging work." — Mike Everleth, Underground Film Journal
"Life-affirming." — Vincent Pollard, Exclaim Magazine
"A passionate celebration of the eternally interconnected nature of all reality, reminding us that death reconnects us to the universe rather than cutting us off." — David Finklestein, Film International
Jury Prize - Best Canadian Work, WNDX Festival of Moving Image 2012
First Prize (Experimental Category), Athens International Festival of Film + Video 2013
Deluxe Cinematic Vision Award, Images Festival 2013
"The Memory Palace", WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg, MB - September 28, 2012.
"Superimposition", IMA Gallery, Toronto, Jan. 9th - Feb. 2, 2013. Extended version installation
"Motion Pictures", International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands, Jan. 25 & 27, 2013.
"Experimental Landscapes," Athens International Film + Video Festival, Ohio - April 15, 2013.
"Before Our Eyes," Images Festival, Toronto, ON - April 18, 2013.
"Experimente: Granular Cocktail," Filmfest Dresden, Dresden, Germany - April 18 & 20, 2013.
"Transmission Attempts," European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Germany - April 24-28, 2013.
HASTAC 2013: The Storm of Progress, conference at York University, Toronto - April 27, 2013.
"Memories are Made of This," Art Cinema OFFoff, Gent, Belgium - April 29, 2013.
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee, USA - May 3-5, 2013. Extended version installation
A/Visions 1, MUTEK, Monument National, Montréal, QC - May 29, 2013. Live A/V performance
Experimental Shorts Programme, Revelation Film Festival, Perth, Australia - July 14, 2013.
Cinema City International Film Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia - August 26, 2013.
EXiS Experimental Film & Video Festival, Seoul, South Korea - September 5-12, 2013.
Light Cone Fall Preview Show, Paris, France - September 11-13, 2013.
"Experiments 2," Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montréal, QC - October 15 & 18, 2013
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic - October 2013
Winnipeg Design Festival, Winnipeg, MB - September 21, 2013. Extended version installation
"HYPNAGOGIA, SENSORIA, AMERICANA, (DISTURBIA)," Wythe Cinema, Brooklyn, NY - February 28, 2014.
Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montréal, QC - May 24, 2014.
"Imaginary Landscapes: Recent works by Dan Browne," Factory Media Arts Collective, Hamilton, ON - March 23, 2015.
"17 Days Video Series, Vol. 10", The Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery (Alfred, NY), August 28th - September 19th, and Atrium Gallery (Kalamazoo, MI), November 6th 2017 - April 29th, 2018.
This video is not licensed for public display. Please contact the artist for public exhibition requests, or one of the following official distributors:
Winnipeg Film Group - winnipegfilmgroup.com/films/memento-mori-2/
Light Cone - lightcone.org/en/film-8479-memento-mori
CFMDC - cfmdc.org/film/4298
Ⓒ Dan Browne 2012.