Stories From The Old Ruin

1986, 15:00 minutes


1er volet de la triologie Passage to Utopia
Stories From The Old Ruin juxtapose des bilans sur la désintégration des civilizations anciennes et modernes. "Le temps s'est en quelque sorte écroulé et avec lui toutes les méthodes conventionnelles pour arriver à la vérité. ... Nous imaginâmes que l'ultime nuit éternelle était venue, qui détruirait le monde et le Dieux ensembles... conclut le récit, puispue "imaginer" sous-entend une plus grande véraciré que témoigner et que les images d'artistes sont plus réelles que les documents photographiques." -Estella Casto, catalogue du Colombus video Festival

Stories From The Old Ruin juxtaposes reports of disintegration of modern and ancient civilizations. " Time has somehow collapsed and with it all conventional methods of getting at the truth. ... We imagined the last eternal night was come which should destroy the earth and the Gods together ... the narrative concludes, as "imagining" assumes a greater veracity than witnessing, and artists' images, prove to have greater verisimilitude than photographer's documents." -Estella Casto from catalog of the Columbus Video Festival

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