brouillard - passage #14 is the result of in-camera temporal layers shot on the path that extends from the filmmaker's family cottage to a lake.
"In his ongoing brouillard - passages series, Alexandre Larose creates long-take sequences by superimposing first-person, Hamish Fulton-esque walking trajectories shot along a man-made path leading to a lake. Using a lens wide enough to condense the human eye's field of vision into the frame's 1.33 aspect ratio, Larose creates spectral superimpositions infused with a meteorological mix and the intense lusciousness of the Quebec landscape." (Andréa Picard)
Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis explores familiar landscape imagery Saïto and Goldstein share in their neighbourhood at the foot of Mount-Royal Park in Montréal, Canada. Using the images of maple trees in the park as main visual motif, Saïto creates a film in which the formations of the trees and their subtle interrelation with the space around them act as an agent to transform viewer’s sensorial perception of the space portrayed. Entirely hand-processed by the filmmaker, Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis, with the contrapuntal violin by Goldstein, is a poem of vision and sounding that seeks certain perceptual insight and revelation through a syntactical structure based on patterns, variations and repetition.
brouillard passage #14, Alexandre Larose, Canada, 2014, 10', 35mm
Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis, Daïchi Saïto, Canada, 2009, 10', 35mm
Violin Soundtrack by Malcolm Goldstein
"A filmic portrait of secular rapture that harks back to the great annunciation canvases of Titian and Caravaggio" - Michael Sicinski
The third part in the 'Trypps' series of films dealing with naturally-derived psychedelia. Shot during a performance by Rhode Island noise band Lightning Bolt, this film documents the transformation of a rock audience's collective freak-out into a trance ritual of the highest spiritual order.
Black and White Trypps Number Three, Ben Russell, USA, 2007, 11', 16mm