Digital Video and Audio Art
Mystic Child
by Lisa and André Colinet

About 23 MBs. About five minutes playing time. Please wait for video to load. It will play repeatedly.

Made in homage to Stan Brakhage, an influential American experimental filmmaker who died on the cusp of the digital age.

The artists describe the storyline as follow:

"This video is structural visual poetic work with sequential transformations, using datamoshing, of a forest and a little girl. Girl and forest become one. It's also about a father and his daughter. Stan Brakhage made 'The Wold Shadow,' a visionary visual approach, which inspires 'Mystic Child'. His work was about art history (realism, figuration, expressionisme, abstraction, surrealisme, and concept)."

This video may also be best understood as an exercise in color, light, abstraction, accompanied by tentative and glancing views of a child's eyes in the expectation of pain. Is it possible that the camera is the cruelest instrument?

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