Thursday, October 4, 1990

The Immediate Image

Direct Montage

San Francisco Art Institute

Montage is the basic method particular to film. Simply through the means of sequence, the films on this program create a direct poetry of the moving image: Pneuma (revised 1990) by Nathaniel Dorsky, a meditative study of infinitely subtle movement; Renga (1990) is a collaboration inspired from the medieval Japanese linked verse form; Cassandra and Simulated Experience (1990) by Caroline Avery, witty enigmatic miniatures of images literally carved into images; Remains (1990) by Konrad Steiner, a trip of baroque intensity through the tortured legacy of Berlin; and Ron Rice’s hallucinogenic Mexican ‘travelogue’ Senseless (1962).