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Rental Format(s): 16mm film

Using rapidly edited, superimposed images of plants, trees, water, the sun, and the moon, INCANTATION weaves a dynamic tapestry of organic forms and textures, combining its images with a fierce rhythmic intensity so as to suggest a kind of natural force. The film was shot entirely in 8mm, in camera, according to a pre-arranged score, and then blown up to 16mm using a homemade optical printer. The accompanying sound track, a chant taken from Islamic liturgy, is breath-based, as is much of the underlying structure of the image, and brings the film into the form of a prayer. "... massive and lovely ...." - Roger Greenspun, The New York Times

Exhibition: Ann Arbor Film Festival; Athens Film Festival; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Collection: Museum of Modern Art, NY.

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16mm film $40.00  

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