The Lighted Field (1987) by Andrew Noren

Sunday, November 1, 1987, 8:00 pm

The Lighted Field: The Adventures of the Exquisite Corpse, Part V

By Andrew Noren


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Andrew Noren’s recently completed The Lighted Field is a virtual paean to the medium, episodic in structure and photographed in richly contrasty black and white from daily events and locations in the filmmaker’s life. Although people and objects are familiar (children playing, subways in motion, parks and gardens), their presence is transformed through Noren’s manipulation of film movement and in his recording of the startlingly physical lights and shadows emanating from them. No filmmaker has “painted with light” more knowingly, and The Lighted Field is encyclopedic in its sweep, alternately recalling such past masters as Vertov, Leger, and Lumiere.