Stan Brakhage

Three Hand-Painted Films Nightmusic/Rage Net/Glaze of Cathexis (1990) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Nightmusic (1986) -- This little film (originally painted on IMAX) attempts to capture the beauty of sadness, as the eyes have it when closed in meditation on sorrow. "A work of hand-painted 'moving visual thinking'; colors and forms coursing, flowing, bursting, as if of fire and water -- of the earth, of the body, of the mind." Rage Net (1988) -- Much of what has been said about the above film could be repeated here, except that RAGE NET arises from meditation upon, rather than being trapped psychologically by, rage. Glaze of Cathexis (1990) -- This hand-painted work is easily the most minutely detailed ever given to me to do, for it traces (as best I'm able) the hypnagogic after-effect of psychological cathexis as designated by Freud in his first (and unfinished) book on the subject -- Toward a Scientific Psychology.

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