SHOCKWAVES is about a man whose traumatic memories of childhood send him on a hallucinogenic carnival ride of self-destruction and murder. Through a surrealistic Möbius strip of alternate realities, shifting times and multiple dimensions, SHOCKWAVES weaves a kaleidoscopic nightmare tapestry of abuse and revenge.

Critical writings: shockwavesthemovie.com/film-criticism-reviews-and-writings.html

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KASUMI FILMS

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energy-packed, operatic found-footage sequences...reminiscent of William Burroughs’ surrealist-inspired cut-up narrative techniques, informed by Sergei Eisenstein’s pioneering use of montage, and continuing up to the present moment by way of Rauschenberg’s…


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energy-packed, operatic found-footage sequences...reminiscent of William Burroughs’ surrealist-inspired cut-up narrative techniques, informed by Sergei Eisenstein’s pioneering use of montage, and continuing up to the present moment by way of Rauschenberg’s fragmentary layering, Warhol’s brightly stained iconography, and the last several decades of socio-political nonsense... Kasumi’s recombinant fantasias magically extract vibrant cultural DNA from mid-twentieth century propaganda films, TV programming and B movies. Meticulously excised, symbolically resonant visual phrases – tics and odd gestures, salutes and double-takes -- mimic the manipulations of commercial and political propaganda. Compulsive snatches of verbal monologue retrieved from the one-use intentions of mass media are reiterated, stretched, and strummed, punching up levels of parody and paranoia.
- from An Unknown Enemy (You Better Believe It!):
The Meta-Montages of Kasumi By Douglas Max Utter

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