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¶ Short of the Day #111: White Lite

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Post by Carmel1379 » June 7th, 2017, 9:51 pm

Lit film.

"Anti-matter Man" and "Bride of the Atom" are the best character names ever.
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whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?


Well here he is skidded out onto the Zone like a planchette on a Ouija board, and what shows up inside the empty circle in his brain might string together into a message, might not, he'll just have to see.

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
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Post by Perception de Ambiguity » June 7th, 2017, 10:34 pm

And a "Chemical Wedding" seems like the best celebration ever. Come on, it's a nice day for a white lite chemical wedding!
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Post by Carmel1379 » June 7th, 2017, 10:57 pm

"White Lite consists of glimpses of Jeff Keen character overlaid on to images from Booth's (Victorian) Museum of Natural History. These are unclear as they are in black and white negative, scratched, marked with holes and bleached. The sound consists of hisses, clicks and thumps produced by the scratches passing through the sound area of the projector. The pre-title and title ('Meet the Anti-matter Man and the Bride of the Atom in White Lite'), and the inter-title ('The Chemical Wedding') allude to Cold War and post-apocalyptic B-movies while some imagery appears to connect detective stories with Duchamp (a nude descending a staircase). At the same time we are not allowed to forget the materiality of the film through the scratchiness of the sound and picture." - link

Looks like a book I'll have to read someday. "Noise" is, after all, "the only thing that can ever be universally and equally distributed", and a personal interest of mine too.
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whom shall we find
Sufficient? who shall tempt with wand’ring feet
The dark unbottom’d infinite Abyss,
And through the palpable obscure find out
His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?


Well here he is skidded out onto the Zone like a planchette on a Ouija board, and what shows up inside the empty circle in his brain might string together into a message, might not, he'll just have to see.

Nur dein Auge – ungeheuer / Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!
t o B e c o n t i n u e d

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