Song for Four Hands

Amsterdam, Netherlands | 1970 | 3 | Super 8mm to 16mm

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Special Program - Found Sounds: A Retrospective of Barbara Meter's Avant-Garde Films
Screening Room - Michigan Theater Thu, Mar 28, 2019 7:00 PM
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Barbara Meter


This is a shot, counter-shot film that creates a conversation without words between a woman, Barbara Meter, and a man, experimental filmmaker Jos Schoffelen. The film proposes a dialogue deafened by a chord from a Mahler symphony. The unsuccessful delivery of words leaves room to another kind of language – cinematic expression – through juxtapositions, light flares, rapid zooms, and overall movement. The film breaks away from narrative rules, leaning towards image and sound abstractions and exposing the materiality of celluloid.