Light is Waiting

Michael Robinson

2007 | 00:11:26 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Found Footage, Image Processing

A very special episode of television's Full House devours itself from the inside out, excavating a hypnotic nightmare of a culture lost at sea. Tropes of video art and family entertainment face off in a luminous orgy neither can survive.

— Michael Robinson

“If you see one 11-minute video this year, make it Michael Robinson's magnificent, hilarious, and terrifying Light Is Waiting (2007). The primordial, extreme slo-mo soundtrack is like a glitch mix from beyond the grave by DJ Screw. Robinson's seizure-inducing blasts of stroboscopic light rival those of the Austrian film experimentalist Peter Tscherkassky. And I haven't even mentioned the Olsen twins … Light Is Waiting exorcises American pop cultural demons via video the way Kenneth Anger did with film in 1964's Scorpio Rising.”

— Johnny Ray Huston, San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 2008

This title is also available on Michael Robinson Videoworks: Volume 1

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Gallery 400
Chicago, IL

Exhibitions + Festivals

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland, 2014

SAW Media Art Center, Under the Rainbow: The Films and Videos of Michael Robinson, July 13 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012

Revelation Perth International Film Festival

Index Festival, NYC

San Francisco International Animation Festival

Festival Cote Court, Pantin, France

FLEX Festival, FL

Wisconsin Film Festival

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival

Nashville Film Festival

Chicago Underground Film Festival

New York Underground Film Festival

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

IAO Psychedelic Festival, Bordeaux, France

New York Film Festival

PDX Festival, Portland, OR

Chroma Festival, Guadelajara, Mexico

Curtas Cinema

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

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