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Sleep Has Her House
Doc. expérimental | mp4 | couleur | 90:0 | Royaume-Uni | 2017
The shadows of screams climb beyond the hills. It has happened before. But this will be the last time. The last few sense it, withdrawing deep into the forest. They cry out into the black, as the shadows pass away, into the ground. Through long static takes, the film develops a contemplative, hypnotic experience, akin to paintings that move, mixing live action and still photography (shot on iPhone) and hand-drawn images.
Scott Barley is a British artist and filmmaker from South Wales, UK. His work has been screened across Europe and The Americas, including The Institute of Contemporary Arts London, BFI Southbank, Sheffield Doc Fest, Doclisboa, Karlovy Vary IFF, Dokufest, EYE Filmmuseum, Vancouver International Film Centre, Museum of Modern Art Rio, Museum of Contemporary Art Buenos Aires, and Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival. His work has been associated with the Remodernist and Slow Cinema movements. His films are primarily concerned with the Anthropocene, nature, cosmology, phenomenology, and mysticism, and have been compared with the sensibilities of Stan Brakhage, Philippe Grandrieux, BÃ©la Tarr, Maya Deren, and Jean Epstein.