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Blossom Gift/ Favor

Stan Brakhage

USA, 1993
30 seconds, Colour, Silent
Available formats: 16mm

All titles dominate linguistically: in that sense, any film would be better left un-named. This little hand-painted work attempts to be a visual ‘flowering’ and as it is (as film is ) a continuity art, it would seek some visual corollary of the whole growth process (root, stem, leaves, blue sky and the bloody gold growth of the meat/mind electricity of the film-maker) – but without mimic of either flower or thought process… clear thru to film’s clear ‘blossoming’ in the passage of light. It’s best title, then, would be the Chinese ideogram: