Another Horizon

Stephanie Barber

2020 | 00:08:54 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | 16mm film

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Death and Dying, Experimental Film, Health, Landscape, Mental Landscape, Philosophy

The horizon, where the sky and the earth meet, is always elsewhere, a promised place where these two elements come together. A metaphor, an orienting, a promise of transition, change, transcendence. A place where the corporeal and spiritual meet, or are cleaved apart.

Another Horizon is an experimental documentary, a meeting of fact and fiction. Jayne Love reads a text I wrote for her––short sentences on the concept of the horizon and the briefest suggestion of narrative collide with pieces of Richard (Oswan) Williams' beautiful, rum-fueled living room sermons to me. I created the long scrolling collage out of found images. After filming the collage I physically scratched the horizon line out of each frame, further enunciated this space between.

I lived, for a few months, in Richard, and his wife Mary’s, apartment, the site of their Voodoo Spiritual Temple in New Orleans. Of course, as priests and priestesses Richard and Mary spoke often of death, transcendence, ethics and health. Our days were slow and filled with philosophical rumination, Richard, a brilliant old man schooling a young wandering wonderer. I recorded most everything on cassette tapes back then and some of those have made it here to the present. To this horizon we’re at now.

- Stephanie Barber

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Prizes + Awards

Golden Ger Film Festival (best experimental)


Los Angeles, CA

Exhibitions + Festivals

Museum of the Moving Image, NYC, United States

Athens International Film & Video Festival, 2021, Ohio, United States

Process 2021, Riga, Latvia

Golden Ger Film Festival, Mongolia

Onion City Film Festival, Illinois, United States

Maryland Film Festival, United States

33 Filmfest Dresden, Germany

Cineteca Madrid, Spain

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, United States

Brussels Independent Film Festival, 2021, Belgium

ICDOCS, 2021, Iowa, United States

International Kansk, Russia

Kinoskop, Belgrade, Serbia