Black and White Trypps #3
- Ben Russell |
- 2007 |
- 12 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
"...a filmic portrait of secular rapture that harks back to the great annunciation canvases of Titian and Caravaggio."
- Michael Sicinski, Green Cine Daily
"Trypps Number Three transports the documented transcendence of Jean Rouch's Les Maîtres Fous from the Hauka movement to a Lightning Bolt concert where overlapping bodies, swaying to noise rock, are framed in light beamed from the stage - we return to the models of Caravaggio or Garrel - bodies effectively transformed into islands of individual gestures and expressions via a spotlight and lingering camera, before the film cryptically bends upon itself: henceforth the image (through slow-motion effect) and sound (through Joseph Grimm's spacey drones) conspire to directly invoke the spectator into the raptures."
- Mubarak Ali, Supposed Aura
The third part in a series of films dealing with naturally-derived psychedelia. Shot during a performance by Rhode Island noise band Lightning Bolt, this film documents the transformation of a rock audience's collective freak-out into a trance ritual of the highest spiritual order.