The Idea of North

1995 | 00:14:29 | United States | English | B&W | Mono

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Experimental Film, History, Photography

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"In the guise of chronicling the final moments of three polar explorers marooned on an ice floe a century ago, Baron's film investigates the limitations of images and other forms of record as a means of knowing the past and the paradoxical interplay of film time, historical time, real time and the fixed moment of the photograph. Marrying matter-of-fact voiceover and allusive sound fragments, evidence and illustration, in Baron’s words, "meaning is set adrift"."

--New York Film Festival, 1997, Views from the Avant-Garde program notes

Exhibitions + Festivals

8th Courtisane Festival in Gent, Moving Bits section, April 23-26 2009