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Sophie Clements – Evensong

Another bit of artist’s video today to shake off those Monday blues. This is Sophie Clements’ Evensong, ‘a piece of visual music… [that] explores the notion of physical reality in relation to time and memory’, according to the blurb. Although I’m not entirely sure of this. Probably chiefly because I don’t necessarily understand what it means, or how a five-minute-long video that consists of still shots and superimposed geometric light shapes can discuss such profoundly difficult metaphysical concepts. But it doesn’t matter really. Whether you respond to it as something aphoristically resonant and quasi-religious or as a nice set of images with lovely movey bits and some nice music on it as well (smiley face), you shouldn’t help but be moved and beguiled by its mysterious beauty.

Two fingers up to theory. All hail experience unto itself.

Image is from visionary photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Lightning Field series. Check out the rest of his pieces here.

This entry was written by Mary J Bilge and published on January 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm. It’s filed under Art, Film and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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