Anticipation of the Night

Anticipation of the Night

16mm, color, silent, 40 min
The daylight shadow of a man in its movement evokes lights in the night. A rose bowl held in hand reflects both sun and moon like illumination. The opening of a doorway onto trees anticipates the twilight ...
Rental format: 16mm $150.00

Stills

About

The daylight shadow of a man in its movement evokes lights in the night. A rose bowl held in hand reflects both sun and moon like illumination. The opening of a doorway onto trees anticipates the twilight into the night. A child is born on the lawn, born of water with its promissory rainbow, and the wild rose. It becomes the moon and the source of all light. Lights of the night become young children playing a circular game. The moon moves over pillared temple to which all light return. There is seen the sleep of innocents in their animals dreams, becoming the amusement, their circular game, becoming the morning. The trees change color and lose their leaves for the morn, they become the complexity of branches in which the shadow man hangs himself. ... a film in the first person. The protagonist, like the members of the audience, is a voyeur, and his eventual suicide is a result of his inability to participate in the untutored seeing experience of a child. ANTICIPATION consists of a flow of colors and shapes which constantly intrigues us by placing the unknown object next to the known in a significant relationship, by metamorphosing one visual statement into another. Whenever Brakhage shows a shot for a second time, it gains new meaning through its new context and in relation to the material that has passed during the interval. – P. Sitney Adams.

Films

  • Other films by this artist in our catalogue

  • Read More
    Interim
    Experimental

    Interim
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 24 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Desistfilm
    Experimental

    Desistfilm
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 7 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    In Between
    Experimental

    In Between
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, sound, 9.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Reflections on Black
    Experimental

    Reflections on Black
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 12 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    The Way to Shadow Garden
    Experimental

    The Way to Shadow Garden
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    The Wonder Ring
    Experimental

    The Wonder Ring
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 4 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Loving
    Experimental

    Loving
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 4 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Nightcats
    Experimental

    Nightcats
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 8 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Daybreak & Whiteye
    Experimental

    Daybreak & Whiteye
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 8 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Cat's Cradle
    Experimental

    Cat's Cradle
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 6 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Spiritual / Mystical
  • Read More
    Sirius Remembered
    Experimental

    Sirius Remembered
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 10.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Wedlock House: An Intercourse
    Experimental

    Wedlock House: An Intercourse
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, silent, 11 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Window Water Baby Moving
    Experimental

    Window Water Baby Moving
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 12 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Body
    • Biography / Autobiography
  • Read More
    Centuries of June
    Experimental

    Centuries of June
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
  • Read More
    Gnir Rednow
    Experimental

    Gnir Rednow
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    The Dead
    Experimental

    The Dead
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 11 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Films by Stan Brakhage: An Avant-Garde Home Movie
    Experimental

    Films by Stan Brakhage: An Avant-Garde Home Movie
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 3.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Prelude: Dog Star Man
    Experimental

    Prelude: Dog Star Man
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Thigh Line Lyre Triangular
    Experimental

    Thigh Line Lyre Triangular
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 9 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Blue Moses
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Blue Moses
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Spiritual / Mystical
  • Read More
    Dog Star Man: Part I
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Dog Star Man: Part I
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 30 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
  • Read More
    Dog Star Man: Part II
    Experimental

    Dog Star Man: Part II
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 5.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Environment / Nature
  • Read More
    Mothlight
    Experimental

    Mothlight
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 4 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Environment / Nature
    • Hand-Processed
  • Read More
    Oh Life—A Woe Story—The A Test News
    Experimental

    Oh Life—A Woe Story—The A Test News
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, silent, 5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Dog Star Man Complete
    Experimental

    Dog Star Man Complete
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Environment / Nature
    • Family
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
  • Read More
    Dog Star Man: Part III
    Experimental

    Dog Star Man: Part III
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 7.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Environment / Nature
    • Family
  • Read More
    Dog Star Man: Part IV
    Experimental

    Dog Star Man: Part IV
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 6 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • History
    • Philosophical
    • Spiritual / Mystical
  • Read More
    The Art of Vision
    Experimental

    The Art of Vision
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 250 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    3 Films: Blue White/Bloodstone/Vein
    Experimental

    3 Films: Blue White/Bloodstone/Vein
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 8 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Children / Youth
    • History
  • Read More
    Black Vision
    Experimental

    Black Vision
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 2.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Environment / Nature
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
    • Psychology / Mental Health
  • Read More
    Fire of Waters
    Experimental

    Fire of Waters
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Pasht
    Experimental

    Pasht
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Environment / Nature
  • Read More
    Two: Creeley/McClure
    Experimental

    Two: Creeley/McClure
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
  • Read More
    Zone Moment
    Experimental

    Zone Moment
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, sound, 3 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Polite Madness
    Experimental

    Polite Madness
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 2.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Hand-Processed
  • Read More
    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 1
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 1
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 24.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Children / Youth
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
    • Psychology / Mental Health
  • Read More
    The Horseman, The Woman And The Moth
    Experimental

    The Horseman, The Woman And The Moth
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 19 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Hand-Processed
  • Read More
    My Mountain: Song 27
    Experimental

    My Mountain: Song 27
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 24.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    My Mountain: Song 27: Part 2: Rivers
    Experimental

    My Mountain: Song 27: Part 2: Rivers
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 32.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 2
    Experimental

    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 2
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 40 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 3
    Experimental

    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 3
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 27.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    The Animals of Eden and After
    Experimental

    The Animals of Eden and After
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 35 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Eyes
    Experimental

    Eyes
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 35.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    The Machine of Eden
    Experimental

    The Machine of Eden
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 11 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 4
    Experimental

    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 4
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 46 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Sexual Meditation: #1 Motel
    Experimental

    Sexual Meditation: #1 Motel
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 7 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    The Weir-Falcon Saga
    Experimental

    The Weir-Falcon Saga
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 29 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes
    Experimental

    The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 32 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Body