Starfish Aorta Colossus


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Poetry watches film. Film reads poetry. Paolo Javier#s text is a catalyst for the digital sculpting of an 8mm Kodachrome canvas. Syntactical ruptures and the celebration of nouns illuminate twenty-five years of rediscovered film journeys. NYC poet Paolo Javier invited Lynne to create a film that would speak to one of his poems from his newly published book Court of the Dragon (Nightboat Books). Sachs chose Stanza 10 from Javier's poem "Starfish Aorta Colossus". She then decided to collaborate with film artist Sean Hanley in the editing of the film. Together, they traveled through 25 years of unsplit Regular 8 mm film that Sachs had shot -- including footage of the A.I.D.S. Quilt from the late 1980s, a drive from Florida to San Francisco, and a journey into a very untouristic part of Puerto Rico. Throughout the process, Sachs and Hanley celebrate the haunting resonances of Javier's poetry.

Transient Visions Festival of the Moving Image, Anti-Matter Media Arts Festival (Vancouver), Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Spectacle Theater, Black Maria Film Festival Third Place Jury Award, San Francisco Film Festival, Bay Area Book Festival, Images Contre la Nature (France).

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