Peter B. Hutton often creates motion picture art films which come dangerously close to being precious, even with his inclusion of industry and architecture which would be largely underwhelming if it weren't compositionally so correct and a partner in motion. I'm not so very interested in theory or meaning in Hutton's work, and yet it's not a series of beautiful shots either. It's a master idea in which
this short has the same effect as John Cage's 4'33": it either kicks off mind to produce its own music stirred by the images, or makes one aware of the accidental music around, of the subtle sound field made of scraps and frayed noise. just now, watching the ship segmenting the screen in two, potent as a rocket, screams of pleasure come from an upper floor and i think hell yeah, what a perfect synchronization! :))
Another stunning visual poem, dedicated to the Hudson River. Hutton's fantastic eye is to be compared to Depardon's. Framing, light, colours : like the very best, Peter Hutton teach you how to look (here, at landscapes on a large scale, which is really hard to photograph). What a journey !