by Phil SOLOMON
2007 / Video game / color / sound / 21' 37
Solomon references Nicholas Ray's REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955), specifically the apocalyptic enactment inside the planetarium at Griffith Park Observatory, underlining cosmological mysteries in contrast to our relative human insignificance.
Solomon often matched unlikely sources, finding affinities and strange harmonics in these fluent combinations. The second piece of the IN MEMORIAM trilogy joins the names of two very different films from different centuries to give the suggestion of a chronicle or an epitaph. The two titles couple as melancholy statements of fact to make a stronger pronouncement, implying finality if not fatality or a sentence served.
— Mark McElhatten
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