we have to change our conception of what counts as an eventwe have to change our conception of what counts as an eventwe have to change our conception of what counts as an eventwe have to change our conception of what counts as an event

     |    Monday, der 14. September 2009

David Bordwell about Amos Poe´s EMPIRE II on davidbordwell.net, Part 2

 

When the weather changes, the light does too. Raindrops become not only a pebbly surface on the windows but tiny filters. As with Warhol’s films, we have to change our conception of what counts as an event. Slight differences of framing and texture become visual epiphanies. Rain can be gray-green, and snow can go pale red. At times, the steeple clock face in the lower right becomes an imperturbable timekeeper, a sort of pictorial timecode, reminiscent of the clock in the corner of the shots of Robert Nelson’s Bleu Shut.

 

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