Pictures of the Lost

1978 | 00:23:00 | United States | English | Color | Silent | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

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Composed in 22 movements that introduce a series of silent, haunting, other-worldly landscapes, Pictures of the Lost hovers between figuration and abstraction, and reveals Buckner's sustained interest in spirituality. Produced at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, New York.

"I began with a desire to create a kind of electronic poetics, where the video image expressed a metaphoric identity emerging from its organic structure, yet had a universal quality drawing on the traditions of poetry, painting, and music. There were always two central concerns - exploring the medium with the tools that were available, and expressing inner states of beingness and becoming."

--Barbara Buckner

The original total running time for this piece is 23:00. An excerpt of this title (8:04) is only available on Surveying the First Decade: Volume 2.