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The Cage of Sand

Edward Rankus
United States, 2018, 11 min.

In English.

If asked to say what this work is about in one word, the answer—which is woven into the soundtrack—would be a Joycean one: it’s a “collideorscape.” The visuals contained herein is a return to material I dealt with as a young man in the video Naked Doom (1983). I have recycled imagery such as cages, a toy robot, and brain convolutions; newer motifs include a winged ballerina, Victorian corsets, and alchemical vessels containing birds. These elements are arranged and rearranged in configurations that have an ambiguous sense of dramatic progression. They collide, but finally do escape.

Category: Experimental.
Themes: Architecture, Music, Philosophy.

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