September 1, 2008

Dawei Xu - Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope was surprisingly short and at the same time extremely cluttered with noise, chaos. The industrial expansion and growth within what seems a spiritually crumbling world, the constant shifting and collision of matter within an ever expanding physical clutter-world. That is my impression, something I acquired immediately upon watching the film and something that has stuck with me after letting the visual presentation sink in. Perhaps even more than clutter what has to come to describe the experience is the resonance in my head - chuh chuh chuh of the kaleidoscope effect imprinting itself in some remote part of my brain. While I cannot say that Dawei's film is a favorite it is definitely a piece that leaves an impression, a strong one at that.