EPFC | May 9th, 2016
MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!
guest curator: Ephraim Asili
Every Monday in May I will be posting a recent work that positions itself at the intersection of experimental and documentary methodologies .Today’s film is the HALIMUHFACK (2016. 4 min) by award winning, experimental filmmaker and educator Christopher Harris. Enjoy!
“A performer lip-synchs to archival audio featuring the voice of author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston as she describes her method of documenting African American folk songs in Florida. By design, nothing in this film is authentic except the source audio. The flickering images were produced with a hand-cranked Bolex so that the lip-synch is deliberately erratic and the rear projected, grainy, looped images of Masai tribesmen and women recycled from an educational film become increasingly abstract as the audio transforms into an incantation.”