Stan Brakhage

Star Garden (1974) 16mm, color, 20.75 min

Genre: Experimental

The STAR as it is singular, is the sun; and it is metaphored, at the beginning of this film, by the projector anyone uses to show forth. Then the imaginary sun begins its course throughout whatever darkened room this film is seen within. At high noon (of the Narrative) it can be imagined as if in back of the screen. Then it can be seen to shift its thought-light gradually back through aftertones and imaginings of the stars of the film, till it achieves a one-to-one relationship with moon again. This sun of the mind's eye of every viewer does only occasionally correspond with the off-screen pictured sun of the film; and anyone who cares to play this game of multiple illumination will surely see the film in its most completely conscious light. Otherwise it simply depicts (as Brancusi puts it) : One of those days I would not trade for anything under heaven.

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