On this freezing cold day in Nebraska, an image from my 1974 short film Tightrope.
“An unusually balanced film, a very simple film (but then, one which knows itself), an evolution of feeling poised (occasionally) on a single pinpoint of light, its two ‘halves’ like two thought processes which counter each other without ever encountering. Light is the subject matter, beginning in sun and ending at fireplace: But this continuity is not permitted to disturb the singular emotion of the film. I am especially intrigued by the stops-and-starts within zoom and pan movements – these metaphorizing eye-movement more exactly than the usual smoothness … thus keeping the work most carefully personal.”- Stan Brakhage.
Click on the still above to see a brief clip from the film.