Saturday, September 9, 2017

Snow in the Temple of Memory and Hope - synopsis

Synopsis: Attached is "Snow in the Temple of Memory and Hope,” a poetic treatment of the life and death of my brother, who was also a poet.

This is a mood piece about an encounter between two addicts: one an alcoholic living on the residue of a divorce settlement, the other a homeless person. The first is aware of the plight of the homeless but, in his guts, too afraid of being ripped off to do much for them; like all addicts, he has a morbid fear of losing his share of what it is that he is dependent on (booze). But he is also painfully lonely. This loneliness manifests itself in terms of a desire for friendship (which is not fated to be), and a deep sense of the past.

This particular work is from a book-length project entitled “Family Maps”, which in turn is part of a much larger text-image-and-music project entitled PLASTIC MILLENNIUM.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Garbage Man: synopsis

Synopsis: A young-ish man is crossing a high bridge in winter. The bridge calls to him; he hears the bridge because he thinks nothing of himself ... he, in his deep sadness, thinks that he himself is garbage. But his overwhelming depression is interrupted by a middle aged woman who has also been thrown away -- discarded -- by society.

This is a prose -poetry piece I've been working on for several years and that has been through several incarnations. It is an experimental author-made short story, and is not a dramatic film in the traditional sense. Deliberately, there are no actors. The emphasis is on the narration, the visuals, and the music, all created by one person ... one sensibility.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

ChantWalk IV

The fourth of my ChantWalk series, and the first attempt to capture, via cinema, the sense of walking through a city park and also a forest at the cusp of night. This is the time when we feel a new mood overtake us -- this mood springs from our chests, and we see more when we express this emotion also through voice.

ChantWalk III

The third of my ChantWalk series, and the first attempt to capture, via cinema, the sense of walking through a forest at the cusp of night. This is the time when we feel a new mood overtake us -- this mood springs from our chests, and we see more when we express this emotion also through voice.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

ChantWalk VII

The seventh of my ChantWalk series, and the first attempt to capture, via cinema, the sense of being at a Korean tea farm at dawn.

This is the time when we feel a new mood overtake us -- this mood springs from our chests, and we see more when we express this emotion also through voice.