From: konrad (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jul 19 2007 - 17:47:09 PDT
Song and Solitude
Thursday, August 2d, 7PM
SF Camerawork Gallery
657 Mission St. 2d Floor (@ 3rd St)
$5 general, $2 Discount / Free to Camerawork members
This is the first of two evenings presenting four 16mm
films of SF based filmmaker, Nathaniel Dorsky.
The second pair of films will show August 16 also at
SF Camerawork Gallery.
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Alaya (1976-1987) 16mm, color/silent, 28 min.
Song and Solitude (2005-6) 16mm, color/silent, 21 min.
"Alaya" is a sanskrit word meaning store, receptacle,
dwelling, and in a spiritual sense, the primordial
ground of consciousness. The film consists solely of
fine patterns of motion. Dorsky's "Pneuma" (1983) was
a meditation on the breath of film. It consists of a
projector beam illuminating the swirling, agitated
grain patterns latent in a wide variety of unexposed
but developed motion picture stocks. "Alaya" adds one
more element: the particles are still there and the
light is still there, but now there is the distinct
impression of watching air blowing sand, yet the air
is as transparent as the viewer's mind. -- KS
"Song and Solitude" was conceived and photographed
with the loving collaboration of Susan Vigil during
the last year of her life. Its balance is more toward
an expression of inner landscape, or what it feels
like to be, rather than an exploration of the external
visual world as such. -- ND
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Thursday, August 16th / SF Camerawork Gallery
Triste & Threnody
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.