Outer Space is a shocker of cinematographic dysfunction; a hell-raiser of avant-garde cinema. It conjures up an inferno which pursues the destruction (of cinematic narrative and illusion) with unimaginable beauty.
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An abrasive, fragmented short film full of rapid montage and layers of superimposed images. Tscherkassky samples a sequence from the 1981 film The Entity starring Barbara Hershey, and the result is a nightmarish concoction. However, as a cinematic experience, Outer Space is an intoxicating work of post-modern art.
Eerie, both disturbing and visually stunning. Ecstatic and distressful. A surprising object of craftsmanship. Tscherkassky produced a film manipulating film. Light arises from the dark, giving us overlaping moving images and looping sounds, haunting fragments that we feel could be moments of a woman's life, or a horror film we know. Or both. We think we recognize the woman, or the actress. Or the moments.*