Incidence of catastrophe

Gary Hill. 1987. United States of America. vo English. 43’

Inspired by Maurice Blanchot's novel Thomas the Obscure and the experience of observing his child acquiring speech, Hill extends the dialogue between semantics and consciousness in this heuristic tour de force. Depicting the synesthesia of reading and the dreamwork of the text, Hill grounds the viewer in the activity of becoming the text through a succession of evocative scenarios and revelatory motifs.