Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Three Tragedies, Four Seasons

#poetryfilm #videopoetry #videoart #moviepoem

This is an early cut of one of the first feature length moviepoems I made. 

Synopsis: Three Tragedies, Four Seasons is the result of three projects that came together and merged. One was from a series called World Bardo, which were short ambient pieces or videopoems, and some were about the death of my mother-in-law in the summer of 2018.

She passed away in July. It’s a sultry time of year in South Korea, and the sound of insects, the heat, and the humidity suffused everything. 

The second death was that of my brother — in January, 2013. The weather then was the opposite: frigid and spartan. My brother was fascinated by both summer and winter, especially the bleak, spectral beauty of winter. The final story is a work of fiction — also set in winter. Throughout all these pieces, wanted to capture a feeling of seasonality, and also the sense of the nature/life/death cycles that exist in the world. It’s easy to talk about cycles in an abstract way; after the death of someone you care deeply about, these sensations becomes very profound. The world, the environment, feels like it’s entering you. Intense sadness dissolves us.


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Nov 15, 2021


Gangtok International Film Festival

Nov 5, 2021


Chaplin International Film Festival

Nov 12, 2021


Gully International Film Festival

Oct 31, 2021


Tagore International Film Festival

Mar 17, 2021


Virgin Spring Cinefest

Jan 7, 2021




Mar 18, 2022


Chennai Indie Film Festival

Dec 26, 2021


From my collection of ambient and authorial movies. My focus is on videopoetry; however, I work in other genres and art forms as well.



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