Darkness, Darkness, Burning Bright

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Darkness, Darkness, Burning Bright

Gaëlle Rouard

Saint-Martin-de-Clelles, France | 2022 | 70 | 16mm

Handmade and uniquely personal, this 16mm film in two parts explores a rural landscape with mythical connotations. First part: prelude. “Darkness, darkness, burning bright In the forests of the night. Vast flowered paths, fresh branches, Groves full of perfumes, birds and whispers, Site often seen again, and always contemplated....” Second part: oraison. “Darkness, darkness, burning bright In the forests of the night And the mad impulse of this distraught soul, And that had, the forehead circled in copper, under the moon….”