It is awkward to review a film that is about an artist's (or person's) life's work and not make it seem like a judgement about that work or the person. So, with that caveat, this was interesting but ultimately a bit underwhelming. Some of the visuals were striking, but I was expecting a bit more from them. I was expecting something closer to synthesia. However, the unexpected ending was very intimate and quite moving
simply put, what all art should aspire to is to take the experiencer out of his/her skin, into a differently felt realm of being, and this lovely little film does this (almost) perfectly, through a blend of documentary footage and sound/image play reminiscent but distinct from it's genre (the Qatsi trilogy, Baraka, et al.) this movie helped me with ideas for my (late blooming, but budding) collage work...thanks MUBI!
I loved the cinematic works of the film, the poetic moments of experiment with cinema where the combination of sound and image takes you away, and also the documentary parts which is on the thoughts and works of an artist who has explored the electronic music for decades. Thanks Mubi for showing this film!
This was really, REALLY good. A complete surprise to me. Had no idea I would respond so well to it. I have ZERO INTEREST in electronic music of any kind... but I dug this film! It was also filmed AMAZINGLY WELL. The images were as hauntingly beautiful as the sounds created by Eugeniusz Rudnik. Some vertical shots that just blew my mind. SO HYPNOTIC. Great stuff. This was a great discovery for me.
I watched the whole film; you probably shouldn’t. I appreciate the opportunity to learn a bit (a very tiny bit) about a lesser known “composer” of sounds (I can’t really call this music) but I think the visual elements are mostly distracting and often silly. This type of sound art is so abstract that it will only appeal to a tiny fraction of people; no amount of fuzzy nature scenes and modern dance will change that.
Interesting music and it was nice to see some of the processes that go into the making of his work. I like the fact that he continues to prefer using magnetic tapes in this digital world. I had mixed feelings about the imagery. Some of it paired nicely with Rudnik's music, some was a bit corny, in particular the "modern dance" bits.
Documental que indaga el trabajo de Eugeniuz sobre la electrónica análoga y su visión de la voz humana a la vez que experimenta con sus sonidos. Interesante manejo de juegos de cámara con la ciudad (visualizaciones del sonido en edificios, cables), juegos de pantallas, texturas, y traducciones de sus ideas en metáforas visuales, etc.
Thankfully experimental doco for an experimental figure, this falls somewhere between interpretative music video and studio fetishism. At some point I wish it had committed to one or the other as I left the film without even knowing said figure's name. Yet, the visual synchronicity is sporadically sublime, especially for one invested in electronic/ambient. If nothing else it has made me look for Rudnik's music.
Just like you can play a musical sheet, "You can play a building" says Rudnik, the artist this sui generis documentary centers on. Solakiewicz provides us with the images Rudnik's music makes her see. And they're beautiful. She goes beyond the language of documentaries and sort of replicates Rudnik's language, rendering both a beautiful experience and a homage.