Fugue Country

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Born out of a period of frustration, and the need to wreck a television, Fugue Country is an experimental single-channel moving image installation which touches on nostalgia. In its attempt to battle the present and deny the future, this work yearns for the past.

Fugue (definition) – noun | \ˈfyüg\
1
:  a musical composition in which one or two themes are repeated or imitated by successively entering voices and contrapuntally developed in a continuous interweaving of the voice parts

:  something that resembles a fugue especially in interweaving repetitive elements

2
:  a disturbed state of consciousness in which the one affected seems to perform acts in full awareness but upon recovery cannot recollect the acts performed

 

Influential Works:

Hollis Frampton – Magellan Cycle (Winter Solstice – 32min, 1974)

Stan Brakhage – Songs Cycle (23rd Psalm Branch – 69min, 1966/67)

Robert A. A. Lowe (a.k.a. Lichens) – The Psychic Nature of Being (album, 2005)

Ben Rivers and Ben Russell – A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (98min, 2013)

Andrei Tarkovsky – Stalker (163min, 1979)