LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR & VÉRÉNA PARAVEL | USA 2017, 73m |
3PM, SATURDAY 28 JULY
…the array of abstract imagery recalls late Lynch movies like Inland Empire, as well as the films of Philippe Grandrieux and the paintings of Francis Bacon
– Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
Songwriter Dion McGregor became famous in the 1960s for narrating his dreams in his sleep. His flatmate recorded him doing so.
In somniloquies, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel overcome the boundaries between inner dreamscapes and human bodies by compiling, editing, and re-weaving these oneiric and surreal tales into a new world that, through their sonic manipulation of the original tapes, accentuates both the dreams and the then incidental sounds of ‘60s New York City street life. And for our eyes? We see a lulled drift across human bodies, flowing, hazy and proximate — that like the audio blurs interiority and exteriority, but also presages Castaing-Taylor and Paravel’s approach for Caniba.
Courtesy of Arreton Ton Cinema
Co-Presented with the Australian Cinémathèque.
This is a free screening taking place at the Australian Cinémathèque, GoMA, as part of the retrospective Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel: Flesh of the World.