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Jonathan schwartz
The Crack-Up
Experimental film | 16mm | color | 18'0'' | USA | 2017
THE CRACK-UP “ the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise ” (F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up, 1936) Glaciers take time and glaciers hold time immensely, with sorrow and not sorrow, worry and not worry. There is a light that casts on and cast out from within, `a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight` and slowly dissolving, it sounds enormous, urgent.
Jonathan Schwartz lives in Vermont (usa) where his creative practice includes 16mm films, things that look like list-making and collecting as a mode of research, and teaching film/associative thinking. He has had solo screenings Austrian Film Museum, UnionDocs, SF Cinematheque, Cinema Project, TIFF/Free Screen, and more. His work has been included in many film festivals including New York, Ann Arbor, Rotterdam, Toronto, Punto de Vista, Recontres Internationales, Exis, and more.