Andrew Beckham | United States | 2019 | 16:09
A Rent in the Veil is a meditation on the elasticity of time, the mystery of an unfolding cosmos, and the endurance of wonder. From the mesmerizing drift of millennia found in Herzog’s caves, to the slow-motion transformations witnessed in Viola’s video art, A Rent in the Veil references an aesthetic that is more about contemplative introspection than any particular formal trope. The absence of tracking shots and close-up portraiture is reminiscent of Benning’s Small Roads, even as the animated text and soundtrack that weave through black and white imagery evoke passages that conjure the fledgling years of cinema.
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