Split Description

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

A film of gestures rather than statements, SPLIT DESCRIPTION utilizes a concentric split-screen technique to present a kaleidoscopic moving montage of three diverse locales (in California, Massachusetts and New York). The different zones within the frame interplay, while the hairline borders between them become crucial junctures of vanishing/becoming. The soundtrack, ranging from dead simple to deliriously intricate, collaborates in the collage. Virtually nonverbal (except for some Morse code), the film is a "magic viewing box" designed to cut the viewer free from narrative expectation and instead serve as a tool for reflection on space/time/sound.

Awards: Director's Citation, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, 1995; Honorable Mention, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1995.

Exhibition: Film Arts Festival, 1994; Charlotte Film and Video Festival, 1995; Ann Arbor Film Festival and Tour, 1995; Big Muddy Film Festival, 1995; Mill Valley Film Festival, 1995; Slam Dance Film Festival, 1996.

Collection: Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore

Note: No optical printing was utilized in the making of this film. - A.M.

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