Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"We Have Decided Not To Die"

Brilliant and haunting short film by Daniel Askill.

I appreciate how there are no details to distract. Only the essence of each object and place. No tables or chairs by the pool. The cars have no markings, no license plates and are matte black.
No words.
The building is nameless.
And the clothing is simple, white, without embellishment.
No ties to this world.
The action exists in an abstraction.
In this way, it reminds me of the films of the brilliant Matthew Barney.
What we see is a symbol of an idea. It is the language of our dreams, the language of the psyche.

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