Personal cinema subverts the mundane so the that we can see in the hidden, the mysterious, the tricklings of consciousness or the stains of the essential, after everything else is stripped away. Much of my work is inspired by haiku poetry, contradiction, what Strauss referred to as "the passionate union of opposites. I think of film as an elegaic glimpse into the golems of visual language and dialectic frenzy, light and sound unspoiled by the preconceived. Like the still photo steals breath, the film ribbon creates time... Through the dissolution of the moment we can conjure up the alchemical, the ruburic of thought; flickering, chattering, convulsing, seeking out, in the residue of the discontent. Unrelenting, unyielding to the perfunctory, so goes darkness to light, silence to vibration, death to birth.