Alchemy: End of a Phase
1987, 07:00 minutes, colour, English
Alchemy: End of a Phase is a metaphor used to illustrate metamorphosis.
Alchemy is the term used to describe the Medieval science of chemistry that allows one to transform something common into something special. It also is considered to be a lost art. This tape of the same name is a personal recount of the director's decision to give up one art form, that of glass blowing, to move on to something new.
Shot in a simple style that combines still images with a visual performance/demonstration and a layered sound track.
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