The Darkening  (2000) – 8 min. video

A Stygian night journey animated by unknown languages, illuminated speech, and mysterious conjugations of light. The work is animated by the idea that if language is to give some shape to thought, it is language as invocation, rather than denotation, that we must consider, and from consequent experiments with a form of performative image-making that integrates speech, gesture, sound and light in order to conjure images through a kind of cinematic incantation. It has been shown at the European Media Art Festival, at the Oberhausen International Film Festival, at USC’s Art In Motion festival, and in the Black Maria Film and Video Festival

“VOX 13 collection – David Finkelstein, FilmThreat