Filament (The Hands)

Rental Format(s): 16mm film, 18 fps

with Mikis Theodorakis

Mikis Theodorakis, Greek composer, then recently freed from prison, filmed during a concert at Independence Hall, Philadelphia. Shot from backstage.

"Theodorakis... always performed in a black shirt, so that his hands were enunciated. I had seen his hands become animate of themselves and take flight and become these rhythmic inspiring objects. So that's what I was gunning for. It's a progression of stocks, Plus-X to Tri-X to 4-X, so that the most halated shots occur at the end.

"The 'flashes of lightning' are static electricity. And I'm always delighted that the flashes rhyme with his gestures. This is energy for liberation. This is energy for carrying the fire forward." (AH)

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16mm film, 18 fps $30.00  

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