One day, at the stroke of evening, on Emeryville beach in San Francisco, where unidentified artists, leave, without anyone knowing, sculptures manufactured with items that have washed ashore from the sea.
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Chris Marker made a film in Alameda County! Emeryville Mud Flats, and you can see the Fantasy Records Building in Berkeley, on the other side of the highway. All of these sculptures have been since removed, but they became much more proliferous after this film was made, then they got removed.. Thank you Chris Marker, for preserving a memory shared by anyone who drove down that part of the 80 during the 1980's.
the short film made me feel profoundly alone, but not lonesome. I always appreciate these types of short films that aim to evoke rather than narrate. As a radio nerd, I was quite fond of the audio work.
An intimate, direct, and slightly surreal contemplation of art, that managed to capture a unique, ethereal moment in time... Some of the frames are striking. The music adds to the dreaminess of the whole experience. It is a 6 minute glimpse into the mystery of creativeness.
Le plus tranquillement du monde, Marker et ses acolytes donnent à voir la poésie décalée de ces réassemblages d'objets trouvés, qui forment une exposition à ciel ouvert d'un genre atypique, tout près de la route longeant la plage. Le message écologique de l'installation ne manque évidemment pas d'intérêt. Quand à la bande-son planante et grésillante, elle installe une sympathique langueur contemplative... (3,5 / 5)
A nice piece. Knowing that every sculpture has been removed, gives this short film a special value. It's not a sensational masterpiece but a small meditation on looking, listening, perceiving in general. I'm all for films like this!