Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF: Psychohydrography

Kris Rothstein

Peter Bo Rappmund’s hypnotic thesis (for his
degree at Cal Arts) is
at its finest. It’s an hour of shots of the
water cycle, specifically the waters from the Sierra Nevada mountains, through
the aqueducts and concrete channels of LA, and on to the Pacific Ocean. To present
this complete journey, Rappmund has used some kind of time lapse photography which
allows us to see long patterns in a very short period of time. Ice drips,
ripples blow and light is reflected from overhead freeways. The fifteen final minutes
or so of footage of the waves, the horizon and amazing light (possibly
smog-related) is magnificent. It is visually stunning and not even a little boring. It’s not just a nature film either, but a meditation on what’s hidden within
cities and on how to see them in a new way.

You can still catch Psychohydrography on Thu, Oct 14th 12:20pm, Empire Granville 7 Theatre 1.



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