Window Work


Rental Format(s): DVD

A woman drinks tea, washes a window, reads the paper - simple tasks that somehow suggest a kind of quiet mystery within and beyond the image. Sometimes one hears the rhythmic, pulsing symphony of crickets in a Baltimore summer night.. Other times jangling toys dissolve into the roar of a jet overhead, or children tremble at the sound of thunder. These disparate sounds dislocate the space temporally and physically from the restrictions of reality. The small home-movie boxes within the larger screen are gestural forms of memory, clues to childhood, mnemonic devices that expand on the sense of immediacy in her "drama." These miniature image-objects represent snippets of an even earlier media technology - film. In contrast to the real time video image, they feel fleeting, ephemeral, imprecise.

Dallas Video Festival; Delaware Art Museum Biennial; Athens Film Fest; European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany; New York Film Expo; Black Maria Director#s Citation; Moscow Film Festival; Tate Modern, London

Created at the Experimental Television Center

This title is also available:
for sale on DVD compilation Lynne Sachs: A Collection of 10 Short Films from Canyon Cinema

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