La Région Centrale (Michael Snow, 1971, 16mm)
A meditation of time itself.
Challenges the viewer’s capacity for prayer as it entangles the spiritual and physical in worlds both of the reveler and the revealed through a form of fixed yet flowing movement.
Slighted only in that concept is greater than creation and the finite world of mathematics inspired concepts is limited by its own presupposed parameters.
A novel experiment.
85/100 – Excellent.
Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis (Daïchi Saïto, 2009, 35mm)
A cataclysm of unmediated energy.
Reverberating pulses of light & sound conjure a psycho-physical response and shift in metabolic activity.
Film grain and the dark cavern of cinema support this effect.
90/100 – Amazing.