URBAN FIRE

by Carl BROWN
1982 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 15' 00

INSIDE
A child is given birth in the womb of its dead mother. The Child's eyes first perception is the death of the city. The last birth... the burning inside... consumed by the flame as a result of the fire and destruction. The pure feeling... mind motion. The Urban Fire...
"I became interested in this process of making films because it has an interesting paradox. I begin with a "realistic" or representational image, either originally shot by myself, or from compilation footage. I take either the form of the original image, the movement, or the emotional quality, as the impetus for selection, and then begin to take apart (deconstruct) the realism inherent in the image. This leaves me with an abstraction of form and movement, and i leave the emotional quality of the image intact".
(Excerpted from the article "AFTER" written by Carl E.Brown in 1985).
OUTSIDE
"Snow-blind on the street, there's a glimpse of a Brick Wall. The heat of freeze acts on your eyes; one great glowing asprockalips, the bubblin' sabbatier."(Philip Hoffman)

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 71,00 €