VIENNALE 2015-Part I: The Seduction of Cinema | Metropole
"Total immersion in a program such as the Viennale successfully provides, under an array of umbrellas, a mnemonic for cinematic ideas, a kind of users’ manual for the vast assortment of films, encouraging viewers to find their own emerging patterns. As the documentary filmmaker Francois Miron advised me: Don’t judge yet. Sit back and let it wash over you. Patterns and experience emerge." "And Francois Miron’s retrospective, Paul Sharits (Metro) is a revelation, illuminating the maps and plans of Sharits’ “flux” and “flicker” films, highlighting his schemata, which are fastidious artefacts in themselves, not to mention his latter day paintings. Miron’s film sensitively mirrors Sharits’ work, echoing his family’s on-going battle with bipolarism."
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