Wednesday, October 14

Nathaniel Dorsky

“The Return” (2011)
Wikipedia - "Nathaniel Dorsky, born in New York City in 1943, is an experimental filmmaker and film editor who has been making films since 1963. He has resided in San Francisco since 1971. 'The major part of my work is both silent and paced to be projected at silent speed (18 frames per second). Silence in cinema is undoubtedly an acquired taste, but the delicacy and intimacy it reveals has many rich rewards. In film, there are two ways of including human beings. One is depicting them. Another is to create a film form which, in itself, has all the qualities of being human: tenderness, observation, fear, curiosity, the sense of stepping into the world, sudden murky disruptions and undercurrents, expansion, pulling back, contraction, relaxation, sublime revelation. In my work, the screen is transformed into a 'speaking character', and the images function as pure energy rather than acting as secondary symbol or as a source for information or storytelling. I put shots together to create a revelation of wisdom through delicate surprise.' ..."
about Nathaniel Dorsky
NY Times: Unseen Guide’s Silent Journeys to Lyric Nature
Interview: Nathaniel Dorsky
Interviews | The Inmost Leaf: An Interview with Nathaniel Dorsky
vimeo: Nathaniel Dorsky
YouTube: Super 8 Abstract Film, 18 FPS, Station Blue