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Faust’s Other: An Idyll

Stan Brakhage

USA, 1988
45 minutes, Colour, sound
Available formats: 16mm

Faust Part 2 reveals the modern Faust in a romantic interlude, an idyll (from the Greek ‘idein’, to see), also, a journey of the id. A sense of story is inferred through the complex interweaving of human gesture, expression, and bodily movement within vibrantly shifting colours and rhythmic development, creating multiple levels of metaphorical meaning. A collaborative work with paintings by Emily Ripley and Soundtrack by Joel Haertling. – S.B.