On Friday Nov. 14th at 9:30pm, Kasumi's
narrative told through stream-of-consciousness, it has been called “a
symphony of the senses” and “a masterful tour-de-force of cinematic
is about a man whose traumatic memories
of childhood send him on a hallucinogenic carnival ride of
self-destruction and murder. Through a surrealistic Möbius strip of
alternate realities, shifting times and multiple dimensions,
weaves a kaleidoscopic nightmare tapestry of abuse and revenge.
stream-of-consciousness depicted in
is a dazzlingly complex
remix of signs, gestures and actions that underlie meaning within a
culture saturated by moving pictures.
The film is composed from over
25,000 short film clips derived from both original footage and from
public domain movies.
Thus, to watch the film is at the same time to
experience a man’s life and to be immersed in a kaleidoscopic collage
that both drives the story and illustrates the inner and outer lives of
the 2 main characters.
About the director -
Kasumi is an artist
working most recently in cinematic assemblage, taking the visual and
auditory components of our culture and reconstituting them as bold
representations of the human experience. She uses traditional and modern
media to imagine the complex processes of the human brain.