HOTEL BARDO

by Stanley SCHTINTER
2018 / 16mm & Super 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 11' 33

"The last avant-garde anti-project at the end of time." - Iain Sinclair

Hotel Bardo is a Liberated Film by Stanley Schtinter, after the artist Brion Gysin. Four chapters are available through Light Cone as Hotel Bardo: Dreamachine, Dreamachine (2), Norton's Cut-Up and In The House Of The Last London.

In Dreamachine, a camera moves 360° around the stroboscopic light device known as the Dreamachine, invented by Gysin as 'the first work of art to view with the eyes closed'.
In Dreamachine (2) the writer Robert Macfarlane and poet Rod Mengham respond to the simulation of hallucinogenic drugs; patterns, scenes, pasts and futures summoned by the flickering light.
In Norton's Cut-Up, the writer and filmmaker Iain Sinclair performs as Norton (a character familiar from Sinclair's Slow Chocolate Autopsy and Alan Moore's League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen) who, on what would've been Brion Gysin's 100th birthday took a newspaper from the present day, and a newspaper from the morning of his birth, cut them up, and reassembled the fragments at random.
In The House Of The Last London documents Sinclair and Moore's exploration of the bardo known as 'the house of the Last London'; the living can assist the imagination of the dead.

Hotel Bardo has various forms and outlets, the literary iteration of which, as well as a preview of Norton's Cut-Up, can be viewed by Hotel (linked below).


post production: ATELIER 105

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distribution format 35mm
screen 1,66 - Panoramic (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
original language English
rental fee 55,00 €

distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language English
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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language English
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