Strange Space

Leslie Thornton

1993 | 00:03:53 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Body, Future, Holiday, Science

Thornton asks viewers to question how one sees “space" — whether literally or figuratively — and what is being revealed? Images of a sonogram session grant viewers access to what is typically reserved for medical analysis — “inner space.” The body, probed and revealed through technology, is collaged with imagery from lunar probes, drawing parallels with how technology also allows us to see where we were previously unable — “outer space.” A poem by Rilke about the interior quality of thought is contrasted with the clinical voice accompanying the images. 

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