Fern Silva

In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails (2010) 16mm, color/bw, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails (2010) 16mm, color & b/w, sound, 13.5 min _In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails_ suggests a future already arrived, merging the destruction with the creation of life as seen in the tiny turtles crawling their way to the sea, or heard in the crackling of a Geiger counter as a masked man sprays plants with pesticides. Though only 13 minutes, the film's span is enormous. As revelers in Salvador, Bahia, parade through the streets, a gnat-sized Mercury passes across the surface of the sun, and men slowly make their way up the giant steps of an ancient temple; the film resides in a well of deep time, civilizational history swallowed by the life of the planet. --Genevieve Yue

Rental: $55.00
16mm Rental: $55.00

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