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Split Description


Split Description 

16mm, color, sound, 8 min. 11 sec.

© 1994 Andy Moore

A film of gestures rather than statements, Split Description utilizes a concentric split-screen technique to present a kaleidoscopic moving montage of three diverse locales (in California, Massachusetts and New York).  The different zones within the frame interplay, while the hairline borders between them become crucial junctures of vanishing/becoming.  The soundtrack, ranging from dead simple to deliriously intricate, collaborates in the collage.  Virtually non-verbal (except for some Morse code), the film is a magic viewing box designed to cut the viewer free from narrative expectation and instead serve as a tool for reflection on space/time/sound.  Note: no optical printing was utilized in the making of this film.


Director’s Citation, 1995 Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival

Honorable Mention, 1995 Ann Arbor Film Festival

Print Purchased By:

Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore

Festival Screenings:

1996 Slam Dance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

1995 Mill Valley Film Festival

1995 Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL

1995 Ann Arbor Film Festival (and 10-city Festival Tour)

1995 Charlotte Film & Video Festival

1994 Film Arts Festival, San Francisco

Other Selected Screenings:

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

The Other Cinema at A.T.A., San Francisco, CA

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Fontana Concert Society, Kalamazoo, MI

Midwest Media Artists Access Center, St. Paul, MN

Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Colby College, Waterville, ME

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Kent State University Int’l Film Society, Kent, OH

Reed College, Portland, OR

Review excerpt: The Independent Film & Video Monthly – May 1995: “Moore goes to work on the frame like a sculptor…”


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