DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL

by Stan BRAKHAGE
2002 / 16mm / color / silent / 1S / 3' 00

This hand-painted work presents the semblance of a dark brown wall, ripped open and pocked with yellowed visions of rooms and other interiors, gradually (and always occasionally) interspersed with multiply colored holes, revealing exteriors beyond the shifting facades of the "wall." The openings into and through the wall become larger, and then become smaller again (so small as to seem semblances of stars at times). Finally the enlargements take over the scene and eventually demolish all sense of "wall." This film is very inspired by the paintings of Gunther Forg and, with respect to St. John of the Cross, is a hand-painted envisionment of holy depression. SB

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
rental fee 20,00 €