THE DANTE QUARTET

by Stan BRAKHAGE
1987 / 16mm / color / silent / 1S / 6' 30

This hand-painted work, six years in the making (37 in the studying of The Divine Comedy) demonstrates the earthly conditions of "Hell," "Purgatory" (or Transition) and "Heaven" (or "Existence is Song," which is the closest I'd presume upon heaven from my experience) as well as the mainspring of/from "Hell" ("Hell Spit Flexion") in four parts which are inspired by the closed-eye or hypnagogic vision created by those emotional states. Originally painted on Imax and Cinemascope 70m and 35mm, these paint-laden rolls have been carefully re-photographed and translated to 35 mm and 16 mm compilations by Dan Yanosky of Western Cine. SB

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
rental fee 25,00 €