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Sounds and Visions: Clark: Dog Star Man (18)

Electronic musician Clark

Electronic musician Clark provides a new live soundtrack for Stan Brakhage’s avant-garde short film series Dog Star Man, as part of the film programme for Sounds and Visions.

Axe in hand, a bearded woodsman (played by the filmmaker himself) and his dog climb a snow-tipped mountain to fell a tree. As he makes his ascent, he experiences mysterious visions – from blood-filled capillaries to celestial bodies.
It’s compelling and unorthodox – making Clark its ideal match. His recordings for Warp Records are wide ranging, distinctive and infectious. For this specially commissioned live score, he manipulates the sound of his cello playing, looping and superimposing synthesizers as deftly as Brakhage splices his film.

US 1964 Dir Stanley Brakhage 75 min

Please note, some of these films contain images of a sexual nature and are unsuitable for audiences under the age of 18. 

Please note that Dog Star Man, by Stan Brakhage, is an intentionally silent film. The sound accompaniment was not approved by the filmmaker and is not a collaboration with him.

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