13.10.2018 | 20H
la lumière collective
7080-506, rue Alexandra
HD | 16mm
En présence de la cinéaste.
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la lumière collective
The Order of Revelation is a long-form multipart silent 16mm experimental film translating the Quran from Arabic to Visual, in the order in which it was revealed rather than the order in which it was canonized. The film reclaims the Visual as a Language and challenges prioritization of semantic meaning in translation in favor of considerations such as form fidelity. The structure expands with each chapter, accounting for the development of language while adhering to the rules of the recitation of the Quran. Before the Quran was canonized, it was transmitted orally through recitation, thus, the medium of translation is Kodak 3378E, orthochromatic sound recording film. Much like several chapters of the Quran are often recited publicly – rather than the whole book, so too different sections of the film are screened separately and in various groupings. The Order of Revelation: 1-5 is a translation of the first 5 chapters of the 114 that make up the Quran.
After a period of no revelations, Surah al-Duha was revealed to Prophet Muhammad, stating that God had neither forsaken nor forgotten him. And to be patient. The film is also about my abortion.
Sometimes, and only sometimes, do things magically fall into place. Always, the future is revealed. The past is never quite what it seemed. And if it’s true that destiny adores repetition, then the present is its silent resting place. All things move toward their end.
He knew that the woods are full of forest demons who graze deer and hares like cattle, that the Chuhaistyr – who rends wood nymphs from limb to limb – roams about, inviting passers-by to join him in dance, and that the sound of the ax lives in the forest. He also knew about the Rusalky who emerge from the rivers on clear days to sing songs, to invent tales and prayers, and about the drowned men who dry their pale bodies on river boulders after sunset.
Before he was known as Canopus, he was called Suhail. And before that his name was Osiris. In all documented cases, he had two sisters, one of whom was left behind. She always signals the coming of an other, bigger than she. Their legend lives on to this day; each night the two sisters mourn him – and their separation – across the great heavenly river.
Anna Kipervaser is a Ukrainian-born multimedia artist. Her work spans multiple disciplines including experimental and documentary moving image works in both 16mm film and video. Her moving image work has screened at festivals internationally at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Crossroads Film Festival at the San Francisco Cinematheque, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Antimatter, Fracto Experimental Film Encounter, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Indie Grits Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogota among others. Anna’s work also screens in classrooms, galleries, microcinemas, basements, and school houses! Anna is also a painter, printmaker, curator of exhibitions, programmer of screenings. She currently lives and works in Durham, North Carolina.