Paul Gabel

Impossibility of remaining, The (2003) DVD NTSC, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

The Impossibility of Remaining draws its interpretation from a selection of critical ideas addressed by Maurice Blanchot, Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida. Their complex notions on truth, essence, death and disaster resonate here in a reoccuring scene, where a corpse is cryptically unveiled and re-veiled by the passing over of a moving spotlight.

Rental: $50.00
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Paul Gabel

Seen and Unseen, The (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Philosophical

This video surveillance of a cast shadow, seen advancing along the face of a window, is directed toward the ocular phenomena clarified in Merleau-Ponty's work. As the centered window frame marks the video screen into sections, they are also perceived by us as "anchored" objects. Part of a larger unfolding, these anchors and points of reference are amongst a series of other elements that comprise this perspective. Some, although out of sight (such as the shadow-producing sun) are nevertheless present before the viewer's eye (i. e. the specter of the tree). --P. G.

Rental: $40.00
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Paul Gabel

I will always wait (It will never be) (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

In a film that captures Wall Street at a apoint between deconstruction (the shrouded Deutsche Bank) reconstruction (7 World Trade Center) and destruction (the absent Trade Towers), the phrases "I will always wait" and "It will never be" make possible a lamentation for the tragic September 11th event at a time when its physical indications have been upheaved in the midst of urban renewal and the flow of progress. --P. G.

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Paul Gabel

A Landscape Drawing (2012) DVD Blu-Ray, Color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

This film is an experiment in storytelling. In four Acts, tracking-shots of mountains, basins and plains jump-cut into one another over the cues of classical music. What unfolds is akin to a hero's journey or an adventure - slightly out-of-touch with reality and in-tune with our collective imaginations and dreams.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50

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Paul Gabel

For Safekeeping (Scissions, Sutures and Naming) (2006) 16mm, color, 44 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: History

For Safekeeping (Scissions, Sutures and Naming) is an experimental documentary that chronicles the procedures behind an image archive to offer a perspective on how origin, history and authority are formed, ordered and sustained.

16mm Rental: $75.00

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