Paintings collide to produce flat panels of time distended with space, set to Tashi Wada’s composition, Revenant. Wada’s score, performed by Wada and Stephan Mathieu, is spare, lean as the image is excessive, its meter working with and against the imagery. The picture is made from paint-soaked 16mm film photographed with a digital camera and edited to cycle in short, hallucinatory loops: abstract thaumatropes. Combinations of still images and steady tones produce impossible spaces and an incredible sense of speed. Ironically, however, these cycling, temporal plateaus also produce a sense of stasis. —MB & TW
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