War and Peace 360
This experimental silent film, approximately two minutes in length, is an imagining of Leo Tolstoy's novel "War and Peace". Two actors took part in this shoot in different locations in Paris. Key excerpts from the story are unfold for the viewer: Pierre, a libertine, strolls through life adrift in the appetites of youth; Helene, who spurs Pierre to seek new relationships and new purposes; and finally Andrei, brilliant and eager, whose brush with death at Austerlitz opens his eyes to the emptiness of ambition. The artist creates the illusion of a period film shot with a panoramic camera cap meant to be designed by the famous author himself. To provide some verisimilitude, the artist also presents a real Russian chapka with old photo lenses attached to its edges. In reality, the film was shot with five digital cameras mounted on a motorcycle helmet and activated simultaneously.
But even in darkness threads of light are visible, in paper and ink.
Cruelty that’s casual is the most disturbing of all.
We make our own memories, ring by ring, until the day comes when we,
too, are uprooted.
element among its geometric ones.
sprinkle a bit of this or that, and you can cook up whatever
that produces towers like melodies in a set of musical variations.
A true hands-on experience…
instead of scaling the walls from without, doesn’t mean
you’re any less of a beast.
is infinite does it matter?
Payback takes on a life of its own, ceaselessly feeding upon itself.