Archive for the Experimental Category

The Soul of the Bone / A Alma do Osso (2004)

Posted in Documentary, Experimental, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Cao Guimarães
Producer: Beto Magalhães
Genre: Documentary / Experimental
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese / PT / ES / EN subtitles

Loneliness and the relationship between man and nature.

A alma do osso is an experimental documentary about  Domingos Albino Ferreira (also known as Dominguinhos da Pedra), a 71-year-old man who has lived alone for 41 years in caves in the countryside region of Itambé do Mato Dentro, Minas Gerais (Brazil). He survives on a meagre pension from the Brazilian government.

It starts with an epigraph by Guimarães Rosa: ‘Loneliness is too much for ourselves’. There are no dialogues or interviews in this documentary, and almost no speech. Practically all the information we receive comes from the images and sounds that characterize the countryside: beautiful landscapes of green hills and the sea, the man’s cave and the sounds of nature.

AYA: Awakenings (2013)

Posted in Alchemy, Documentary, Experimental, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Psychedelic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Timothy Parish, Rak Razam
Producer: Timothy Parish, Rak Razam
Genre: Documentary / Mystery
Country: Australia / Peru
Language: English

We who solve mystery, become mystery.

AYA: Awakenings is a documentary journey into the world and visions of Amazonian shamanism, adapted from the cult book ‘Aya: a Shamanic Odyssey’ by Rak Razam. As Razam sets out to document the booming business of Amazonian shamanism in the 21st century, he quickly finds himself caught up in a culture clash between the old world and the new. Braving a gringo trail of the soul, he uncovers a movement of ‘spiritual tourists’ coming from the West for a direct experience of the multidimensional reality shamanism connects one to.

The Cosmic Giggle (2012)

Posted in Alchemy, Documentary, Experimental, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Psychedelic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Michael Armstrong
Producer: Michael Armstrong
Genre: Documentary / Experimental
Country: United States
Language: English

A personal reservoir of experience unique to each individual.

The Cosmic Giggle is an experimental documentary film that explores the human energy field’s dynamic relationship with our environment. Naturally as human beings, we are connected to a vast network of fluid information inherent to the world around us. When we are children, we are open to this field through simple innocent observance, but because of our collective evolution towards a dominating and fixated worldview, this perception becomes veiled. This film reveals how this process takes place and provides keys for returning to a more primal and authentic experience of our reality.

Black Sun (2005)

Posted in Alchemy, Documentary, Experimental, Metaphysics, Music, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Gary Tarn
Producer: Gary Tarn, Nicole Stott, Julie Goldman
Genre: Documentary / Music / Experimental
Country: United Kingdom / United States
Language: English

A poetic cinematic meditation on an extraordinary life without vision.

Gary Tarn explores the story of Hugues de Montalembert, a New York-based artist and filmmaker who was blinded by a vicious, unprovoked attack by two young assailants in 1978. After the attack, Montalembert learned to cope with his despair and to go through life a new way, seeking to make ordinary things extraordinary. Defying expectation, this remarkable artist continued to travel the world alone, learning to navigate life in a new and beautiful way. Through creative imagery and philosophical narration, director and composer Gary Tarn creates an expressionist, poetic meditation both on an extraordinary life without vision, and on the idea of perception in general.

The Range of Light (2011)

Posted in Experimental, Independent Film, Metaphysics, Music, Mysticism, Philosophy, Psychedelic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Lawrence Martinez
Producer: Lawrence Martinez
Genre: Experimental / Short / Music
Country: United States
Language: English / None

All Fire & All Light.

Follow your heart and you will be free – free just to love, free just to be. Redwood dream, waterfall dream – giving is receiving. Music by Inner Islands.

Cymatics Soundscapes: Bringing Matter to Life with Sound (1986)

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Documentary, Experimental, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Hans Jenny
Producer: Hans Jenny
Genre: Documentary / Experimental
Country: Switzerland
Language: English / German

The study of visible sound and vibration.

The study of wave phenomena and vibration was pioneered by the Swiss physician and Renaissance man Hans Jenny. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner, Dr. Jenny’s penetrating observations of distinct types of patterns in nature led to these dramatic experiments animating inert substances with audible sound. The video is the first of two films made by Hans Jenny around 1970, which comprise this program entitled Cymatics. A half-hour of visually astounding images portray how unseen forces can shape, transform and destroy the seemingly solid structures that we see all about us. The stunning array of experiments seen in these two films are actual physical phenomena evolving before our eyes – as audible sound excites various liquids, powders, pastes and iron filings into processes which mimic atomic, geologic, biological, solar and even galactic shapes and movements.

Caution: No computer-generated images appear in these films. Viewing this remarkable scientific artistry can profoundly alter the way you view your world!

This Binary Universe (2006)

Posted in Abstract Film, Animation, Art, Experimental, Music, Mysticism, Philosophy, Psychedelic, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Brian Transeau aka BT
Producer: Brian Transeau aka BT
Genre: Animation / Music / Soundscape
Country: United States
Language: English / None

A genuine unification of music and visuals.

This Binary Universe is the fifth studio album by composer and electronica artist Brian Transeau better known as his stage name BT. The album features a mix of many genres, including jazz, breakbeats, and classical music. Three songs feature a full 110-piece orchestra. Animated videos were created to accompany each song that includes antique robots, surreal landscape drawings, live action fantasies, and abstract designs.

Track Listings:
1. All That Makes Us Human
2. Dynamic Symmetry (1080p HD)
3. The Internal Locus
4. 1.618 (1080p HD)
5. See You On The Other Side
6. The Antikythera Mechanism
7. Good Morning Kaia

Keyboard Magazine declared of the album, “In a hundred years, it could well be studied as the first major electronic work of the new millennium.”