dir. Michael Snow, Canada, 1981, 16mm, 95 min.
Known primarily for his major works of
structuralist cinema Wavelength (1967) and La Region Centrale (1971), Michael Snow
is also a prolific visual artist working in painting, sculpture, and
photography, as well as video and computer graphics. Presents
finds Snow addressing the key theme of his artistic practice: perception via
the camera apparatus. The film is a tryptic where camera movement (and
non-movement) are thoroughly examined. Even the title is a nod to Snow’s
preoccupation with the complexities of language and communication. The results
are both humorous and hypnotic.