FIELD RECORDINGS

explorations of
contemporary
anthropological cinema
and landscape film

Words, Planets

Laida Lertxundi
2018, 11’, USA, 16 mm

Words, Planets applies the six principles for composition delineated in ‘Opinions on Painting by the Monk of the Green Pumpkin’, written by the eighteenth-century Chinese painter Shih-T’ao as referenced in Raúl Ruíz’s essay ‘For a Shamanic Cinema’ (for example, ‘draw attention to a scene emerging from a static background’ or ‘add scattered dynamism to immobility’). The film is composed of scenes with non-actors.