Turbidus Film #11: Nathaniel Dorsky

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Turbidus Film and Fylkingen present Nathaniel Dorsky

The films of Nathaniel Dorsky blend a beauteous celebration of the sensual world with a deep sense of introspection and solitude. They are occasions for reflection and meditation, on light, landscape, time and the motions of consciousness. Their luminous photography emphasizes the elemental frisson between solidity and luminosity, between spirit and matter, while his uniquely developed montage permits a fluid and flowing experience of time. Dorsky’s films reveal the mystery behind everyday existence, providing intimations of eternity.

This films are available only as 16mm film, so this is a great opportunity to watch them.

60kr (card is the Queen)

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- Triste (1978-1996, 16 mm, 18'30)
Triste is an indication of the level of cinema language that I have been working towards. By delicately shifting the weight and solidity of the images, and bringing together subject matter not ordinarily associated, a deeper sense of impermanence and mystery can open. The images are as much pure-energy objects as representation of verbal understanding and the screen itself is transformed into a “speaking” character. The “sadness” referred to in the title is more the struggle of the film itself to become a film as such, rather than some pervasive mood. N. D.

- Prelude (2015, 16 mm, 20'00)
It is a profound and rarified pleasure to be photographing and editing film at this most tentative of times. To do so is to behold the soulful beauty and tenderness of cinema, its depths and joys as human experience. N.D.


- 17 Reasons Why (1985-1987, 16 mm, 20'00)
17 Reasons Why was photographed with a variety of semi-ancient regular 8 cameras and is projected unslit as 16mm. These pocket-sized relics enabled me to walk around virtually “unseen,” exploring and improvising with the immediacy of a more spontaneous medium. The four image format has built-in contrapuntal resonances, ironies, and beauty, and in each case gives us an unpretentious look at the film frame itself … the simple and primordial delight of luminous Kodachrome and rich black and white chugging thru these timeworn gates. N. D.

- Intimations (2015, 16 mm, 18'00)
How delicately the light imbues our fleeting life. N.D.

All films from Lightcone, Paris


Fylkingen - Stockholm, Sweden


Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 18:30



Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 18:30


  • Söder Mälarstrand 27
    118 25   Stockholm, Stockholm
    59° 19' 14.2788" N, 18° 3' 16.398" E