The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him | 2004
Stan Brakhage's first long photographed work in nine years, during which time he has been concentrating on creating exquisitely painted short films. The third part of his Vancouver Island Trilogy, this lyrical silent film has been described as 'a vision of the ocean as the ocean might see itself.' A title taken from 'David Copperfield', images inspired by Monet, Turner and Mark Rothko's later paintings, a narrative both dramatic and imperceptible. And then the sea, lots of it, plays of light on the water, infinite shades of blue, the traces of a green landscape on the horizon, minimal interference of life - a group of ducks, the shadow of a man, a child, a seal's nose - and of colour - frames which explode into red light, the sudden appearance of a kite, flowers..."