by Sandra DAVIS
1986 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 30' 00

My own films usually begin with a question, and frequently lead into unexpected territory. MATERNAL FILIGREE began as an exploration of life in the female body, and led me astray. The film finally led me back to the original question. I thought MATTER OF CLARITY would be a nice, sensual journey through that attraction-of-opposites energy. However, it quickly ran out of control, and I had to struggle to rein it in. In AN ARCHITECTURE OF DESIRE, the manifestations of desire, and the opportunities for a clarity of observation, presented themselves during the filming in unforeseen ways. Like all rhythmic structures, the film is meant to be understood through the body and senses, as well as through the conceptual mind.

"MATTER OF CLARITY completes a particular cycle of discovery, and brings to resolution these themes, grounded in matter. " SD

"... rich tactile images of the natural world... convey [the film's] Blakean revelation of the sensuality of perception and the perception of sensuality." -- Ian Christie


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 101,00 €

distribution format Digital file on USB stick (2K)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 23,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 101,00 €