“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, March 8, 2012


SOLIPSIST from Andrew Huang on Vimeo.

A movie by Andrew Huang. What do you think? It is an irony of a physical medium such as film that many objects must be used to convey a belief that there are no objects at all.


Unknown said...

Really strange. Beautiful. I imagine Bjork chortling at the dildo-fish. Also reminds one heavily of "Paprika" or "Akira." Brilliant.

Atomic Geography said...

Interesting vid. But I agree,it really only works if the following disclaimer accompanies it: "No objects were use in the production of this video."

Marcia Jane said...

Yes I agree, that IS the irony of film - there are 'things' that are depicted. But then there are material approaches to this medium too, and these can operate quite differently, interacting with you, your eyes, your body. Just as a Bridget Riley painting does.