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  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • The Enclosed Valley
  • My Night at Maud's
  • Rehearsals for Retirement

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  • Oriental Elegy

  • Cityscape

  • Nezha Conquers the Dragon King

  • AIDOL

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  • Oriental Elegy

    Oriental Elegy

    Experiencing this, again, tonight, was the salve that I needed, as I battle a difficult illness. Reminding me, again, how the world is so beautiful, and art, so necessary, and still, so new. Finding myself in Sokurov's soul and sensibility has always healed me, galvanised me, both as a maker, and as a viewer. May that always continue, on, and on. My wounds are healing now.

  • Oblivion

    Oblivion

    Dwoskin’s ability to reconcile the corporeal with the ephemeral (digital) is unmatched to this day. His unique focus on shaping, solidifying, then reshaping, liquifying, deliquescing, evaporating, and ultimately absolving body in motion via the aberrational techniques utilised through low fidelity SD video and retiming is more organic and real than anything committed to celluloid. The song of a monster is his geometry, and vice versa. The sound of a scream rendered in body. In bone. In writhing organs. To return…

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  • Sleep Has Her House

    Sleep Has Her House

    For anybody who wishes to see Sleep Has Her House (or wants to simply own a copy) it can now be purchased as a Blu-Ray quality digital file (16GB) from my website: https://scottbarley.com/store

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies

    Language, you are, in all your beauty, so inadequate, so incapable of expressing what this film did for — and to — me.

    After being in a oneiric state of true awe for 144 minutes, with the final shot of the film, I surrendered something within me. That’s what it felt like. Something was released, forced out of my chest, and I saw it rise, and I saw my body turn black, charred and withered, like a dead tree. Then…