26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Ed Emshwiller
original title: Carol
country: United States
running time: 6 min.
Shots of the details of trees gradually intertwine with the female silhouette in this abstract portrait of the director's wife. Carol Emshwiller was a strong voice in American science fiction literature’s new wave from the mid-1950s. Ursula K. Le Guin praised her as “a major fabulist, a marvelous magical realist, one of the strongest, most complex, most consistently feminist voices in fiction.”
“Carol and I spent a few days filming in the woods. We took a few shots of her, trees, and twigs, which I combined with places modified by the sound of the kalimba.” E. Emshwiller
biographyEd Emshwiller (1925-1990) was one of the founders of video art. He sought to create an alternative technological language; by combining synthesizers and computers, he wanted to demonstrate the transformational property of media in connection with technology at a personal and symbolic level. This synthesis can be seen in his works Scape-mates (1972) and Sunstone (1979).
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