the accumulation of material that washes up onto the beach of John Parry's shore

A sack of objet trouvé. Ultimately they will be put into drawers and labeled, but until then, until classification and what could be called a collection, they will be arranged by date.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Anthology has a newlook website

"Anthology Film Archives has completely redesigned its website! The new site represents a major upgrade both aesthetically and practically. It features faster, easier, and clearer access to information about our film screenings, our history, and our resources, as well as offering selections from our collections of films, stills, audio recordings, and unique documents." 13 July 2010.

to celebrate Anthology's new website... here's an extract of Michael Snow's La Région Centrale (Quebec, 1971, 180 min., 16mm, color)

"La Région Centrale" was made during five days of shooting on a deserted mountain top in North Quebec. During the shooting, the vertical and horizontal alignment as well as the tracking speed were all determined by the camera's settings. Anchored to a tripod, the camera turned a complete 360 degrees, craned itself skyward, and circled in all directions. Because of the unconventional camera movement, the result was more than merely a film that documented the film location's landscape. Surpassing that, this became a film expressing as its themes the cosmic relationships of space and time. Cataloged here were the raw images of a mountain existence, plunged (at that time) in its distance from civilization, embedded in cosmic cycles of light and darkness, warmth and cold.

and a still from Paul Sharits N:O:T:H:I:N:G

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