THE MAGICIAN'S HOUSE

by Deborah STRATMAN
2007 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 6' 00

Sometimes the supernatural lingers plainly in the most ordinary places, secret only in so much as its trace goes unnoticed. Both a letter to a cancer stricken alchemist-filmmaker friend, and a quiet tribute to the vanishing art of celluloid, The Magician's House is full of ghosts. Including that of Athanasius Kircher, inventor of the Magic Lantern or «Sorcerer's Lamp». The music, «La lutte des Mages» (The Struggle of the Magicians) was composed by Armenian mystic Georges Gurdjieff and Thomas De Hartmann. Gurdjieff thought man was a "transmitting station of forces." To him, most people move around in a state of waking sleep, so he sought to provide aural conditions that would induce awareness.

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
original language English
rental fee 46,00 €