Solomon Nagler - Cinéma des ruines

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Solomon Nagler’s film work twists and turns through the uncanny topological spaces between abstraction and representation, negation and affirmation, place and placelessness. Allegorical by design, Nagler’s vision is composed of fragments of recognizable r

"Solomon Nagler’s film work twists and turns through the uncanny topological spaces between abstraction and representation, negation and affirmation, place and placelessness. Allegorical by design, Nagler’s vision is composed of fragments of recognizable reality commingled with the raw matter of hallucination and nascent form. In Nagler’s work, vision is both a phenomenological and historical entity; a damaged engagement with time, space, and the archaeologies of memory and film. Stories of migration and refuge take suggestive shape, often against and within the vast exapnses of the Canadian prairies. In Nagler’s cinema, ethical engagement has to be equal to the task of the precariousness of life in transition. Home is temporary; home is a refuge."- (Scott Birdwise, Programmer, Canadian Film Institute)

"...working on the borders of narration and abstraction, Nagler’s films invite us to explore the inner-selves of the characters he presents. Landscapes and symbols are continually mixed up, raising questions of identity and internal memories. It seems as though, removed from the smooth surfaces of beings, we can touch their true selves..." - (Sarah Darmon, Collectif Jeune Cinéma Paris )

 

Films included:

- perhaps/We (16mm, Black & White, Colour, 11 minutes, 2003)
- The Sex of Self-Hatred (16mm, Color& Black and White, 9 minutes, 2004)
- Fugue Nefesh (35mm, Black and White, 29 minutes, 2007)
- Black Salt Water Elegy (16mm, Black and White, 16 minutes, 2010)
- Notes on gesture (16mm, Black and White, 4:30 minutes, 2007)
- untitled1 (prayerielandescape) (super8/16mm, Black & White, Colour, 5 minutes, 2004)
- untitled2 (the last jew of edenbridge) (super8/16mm, Black & White, Colour, 4:30 minutes, 2003)
- untitled3 (stone killer) (super8/16mm, B&W, 5:30, 2006)

 

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Price: 

15.00 CAD

Publisher: 

Label: 

ICPCE

Publishing date: 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Runtime: 

84

Discs: 

1

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Region: 

Multizone

Video: 

NTSC

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

B&W

Sound: 

DD2.0