A eulogy for wasted potential sends the out of date to the out of body: trash to treasure. An appetite for destruction charts the product life cycle, interrupting the horizon through an intersection of perspectives.
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Half beautiful, half nothing. Doesn't quite reach the trancelike flow of Ito, but it is in the same vein. An expected part of an experiment is a 'faillure' in the results and an expected part of art is subjective reaction to the results. The existence of this piece in some sort of limbo of necessary failure and its divisive reaction, adds to its conflicting content in a metanarrative way. Unexpected results.
0.1 Star really...I mean seriously...who on Earth thought this was worth even 4 mins of my time ? Strictly for those that would bore the shit out of you in the kitchen at parties that I thankfully no longer have to endure...
Absolutely vacuous empty and unoriginal concept executed in a very pretentious way. I can think off the top of my head dozens and dozens of incredible experimental female animators who would deserved to be show on mubi much more than this poppy acid trip.
The concept of nature vs technology is interesting. Framing it as a wasteland could work. I am open the idea of conveying it through a silent still frame subliminal mindfuck. The concept of the film as I understand it is still interesting. My issue with the film is that it goes nowhere, and not in the existentialist that's the point way either. The film likely does have a message, but fails to convey so in any way.
Thank you, MUBI!!! I hope you ignore the ignorance on parade in the reviews and push harder at this kind of thing. Evidently people need more, not less, exposure to art/experiental film and film history. I have not been keeping up with life here, so I hope it is redundent for me to suggest more essays for films, more framing and contextualizing in addition to in-depth stuff for people who are ready for it.
"The sight of immediate reality has become an orchid in the land of technology" - Walter Benjamin. Glad to see a movie that tries to communicate something more complex than 'technology evil, nature good' (although that still seems to be the way some commenters are interpreting it). This movie reminded me that I'll apparently never tire of cinema's ability to play with scale, to turn minutia into landscape.