Have to agree with João; definitely not lynch style. It really reminded me of the book "house of leaves"
Absolutely brilliant and creepy.. A woman, a mirror and the world which attacks her. It ends with her gaze at the mirror, at her image, or are her images looking at us. In any case whatever you think the meaning might be the emotional impact and the genius editing are undeniable and where else do you get to see the heroine attacked by sprocket holes!
Reminiscent of E.T. spying through the kitchen window on Elliott's mom, except E.T.'s vision doesn't work the same as ours; he's got the multifaceted compound eye of an insect; and he's a violent menace to humanity. As E.T.'s rage peaks, his vision disintegrates into seizure-inducing strobe effects. The woman or women (?) in the film get swallowed into a white light, which might be a tractor beam, for further study.
Tscherkassky n'est pas un grand cinéaste expérimental. Tscherkassky est un grand cinéaste, point ! "Outer Space", son chef-d'oeuvre, construit avec la plus équilibrée des économies visuelles une fable morale qui, par les moyens seuls du cinéma -art encore matérialiste, en 1999-, interroge la légitimité accidentée et les modalités d'apparence de la violence hollywoodienne dans le champ du sensible.
Peter Tscherkassky reconstructs Sidney J. Furie's The Entity through an unfathomable level of optical effects and film processing to a point where each frame is in danger of destroying the next, crafting a reflexive and frightening take on horror film that will linger in your mind longer than you like.
Tscherkassky takes footage from the 82 Barbara Hershey horror film 'The Entity' and strips it to its core. Reverting it to black and white images and applying his cutting and collaging methods with both image and sound he creates something new, primal and horrorfying in its own way. A cool little watch that made me wish I had a copy of 'The Entity' to rewatch. Well done.