Cuadrante solar, Luis Lechosa, Spain, 2018, 22'
With the sun, time departed and broke.
Solar quadrant articulates dialogues between twenty-four authors generating a reflection about the gaze of the sun in the cinema, in a cyclical and diagrammatic way. A superposition of images and sounds that transform themselves, are exposed to their own re-reading, and with their individuality are distributed in space around a single central axis.
The cinema looks at the sun with amazement, restlessness and detachment. Sometimes it is concentrated in a blinking frame, other times it remains in an endless sky. It is the fragmentation and disintegration of time that structures a montage that, with the circularity of a clock, conjugates all those looks in one.
Inside the room, the cosmos is observed without its presence.
Footage: Rose Lowder. Bouquet 7. Stan Brakhage. Creation. Igman Bergman. Tystnaden. Éric Rohmer. Le rayon vert. Jonas Mekas. As I was moving ahead occasionally I saw brief glimpses of beauty. Chris Marker. Sans Soleil. Akira Kurosawa. Rashômon. Jennifer Reeves. The time we killed. Stephen Broomer. Spirits in season. Naomi Kawase. Katatsumori. Larry Gottheim. Mouches volantes. David Perlov. Diary. Paul Clipson. Feeler. Nathaniel Dorsky. Variations. Eric Pauwels. La deuxième nuit. Andrei Tarkovsky. Solyaris. Joris Ivens. Une histoire de vent. Peter Hutton. At sea. Guy Sherwin. Messages. Werner Neues. Diwan. Bill Viola. The passing. Tacita Dean. The green ray. Sarah Pucill. Blind light. James Benning. Ten skies.