620 Commercial is the street address of an old house in Provincetown, MA (Cape Cod/ USA). This is a decades old portrait of that house on a summer day.The wind moves weathered glass doors, people pass by and all images are caught as reflections.
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What is this nested doll principle, as if we watched w/ Bernard through his squinting eyelashes (the furry curves, blurred imagery), the below-lids horizon embedded Chinese box-like within the larger world, which could be but an eyeball beneath another stratospheric eyelid? Bernard's tone is so intimately absorbing, one feels being the sagittal half of a viewer-director apparatus, the left/right eye of a device which
My first introduction to one of the unknown masters of the moving image. Such a masterful fusion of light, luminosity, framing, texture, abstraction, bokeh, and hand manipulated/painted segments. A catalogue of work that is equally as impressive as the works of Brakhage, Mekas, Todd, etc. A silence so heavy and deep that when internalized we feel our eyes blink, our hearts beat.