- Phil Solomon |
- 1992 |
- 14 minutes |
- B&W |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
Clepsydra is an ancient Greek water clock (literally, "to steal water"). This film envisions the strip of celluloid going vertically through a projector as a sprocketed waterfall (random events measured in discreet units of time), through which the silent dreams of a young
girl can barely be heard under the din of an irresistable torrent, an irreversible torment.
"Solomon has evolved his technique so that in his latest work ('Clepsydra' - 'waterclock') the textures are constantly changing and are often appropriate to each figure in metaphoric interplay with each figure's gestural (symbolic) movement. He has, thus, created consonance with thought as destroyer/creator - a Kali-like aesthetic 'There is a light at the end of the tunnel' (Romantic); and it is a train coming straight at us: ... (and, to balance such, perhaps, with a touch of Zen) ... it is beautiful!"
- Stan Brakhage
Juror's Award (First Prize), Black Maria Film and Video Festival, 1993