Paul Clipson (US)

Cinéma Spoutnik

Another Void
2012, Super 8mm, color, 10min 05.
Music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

Courtesy of Canyon Cinem

Paul Clipson offers metaphysical and lyrical journeys, in which space, light, color, shadow, time interweave in multiple and unexpected forms. His films are immersive experiences and “visual exploration[s]of the moment”. Intuition, improvisation, juxtaposition, collage, overexposure, saturation and stream of consciousnessare key constituents of his methodology. Clipson uses these elements as a path to revelation and to uncover subconscious preoccupations. He is known for his close collaborations with sound artists and musicians, such as Liz Harris (Grouper), Sarah Davachi, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Joshua Churchill, or Gregg Kowalsky, whose ways of experimenting with sounds and improvising have significantly inspired his work. Paul Clipson died unexpectedly on 3 February 2018. Four of his films are featured in this program.


By repetition,
you start noticing details
in the landscape