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D'Annunzios Höhle

Heinz Emigholz Germany, 2005

francisca bacon's rating of the film D'Annunzio's Cave

It’s weird enough that the inside of the cave recalls the style d’Annunzio uses in ‘Il fuoco’: the ardent gathering of textures, as if an eye would suffer from acute withdrawal, if its gaze fell on an unlabored surface. Space is allowed some depth just insofar as it contains various objects - domesticated matter, in whose entrails the artist’s hand has locked the raw appearance forever, the shameful vestige of