16mm. Cinema of editing, in which the filming is already itself a particular investigative, memorialist, fractional and fragmentary process, which is articulated sequentially in a more recreational and sensual way than narrative. A film is a joyful thing.
Sensational, a very personal and aesthetically audacious experimental short. Brakhage pioneered a lot of our modern film grammar that we now take for granted. He was a truly innovative filmmaker. Is it just me or did a lot of filmmakers steal from this one in particular?
Described in his anthology as: "The first months of marriage, with moments of mutual awareness, frightening understandings, lovemaking." The couple in bed and then: a clock. And the experience of suddenly being married. Wed-lock. Claustrophobic framing in narrow halls & doors. Black, but with flickers of light. Confusion. Chaos that dissolves into calm. Tea & a cigarette. More disquiet... And always more making love.