- Mark Street |
- 1989 |
- 8 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
WINTERWHEAT was made by bleaching, scratching and painting directly on the emulsion of an educational film about the farming cycle. I wanted to manipulate the found footage to create lulling, hypnotic visuals while also suggesting an apocalyptic narrative. Though the images can be viewed purely for their graphic idiosyncracy, a quiet but persistent theme of destruction winds its way through the film.
"Street plays the images in a variety of ways, stating, varying and altering his theme with a symphonic sense of invention." - Calvin Ahlgren, San Francisco Chronicle
Awards: SF Int'l Film Festival, 1990
Exhibition: SF Cinematheque, 1989; Denver Int'l Film Festival, 1989; Film Arts Foundation,
1989; US Film Festival, Park City, Utah, 1990.