Dominic Angerame (b. 1949)
Consume (2003)
Dominic Angerame | 2003 | 12 minutes | COLOR/B&W | OPT

Starring Zhanna. Pomolusya ("I Will Pray") Ukranian Prayer performed by Zhanna, recorded and mastered by Zak May. Excepts from "Lyrical" and "Chaos" from the tribe recording of Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors with permission from Raven Recording


Inspired by the novel FLICKER by Theodore Roszak, this film was intended to explore the images captured in the flickering light of multiple projector beams. By utilizing superimpositions within the camera, one could experience the pulsating light and explore hidden imagery through use of the "Sally Rand" that Roszak refers to.


However, once production began...the projector beams began to put both myself and my actress into a trance state due to the strobe light it presented...the resulting film turned into a trance by natural evolution and in essence the film becomes even more...


It becomes an exploration into oneself and the sense of seeing and being at the same time...both an inward journey and an outward one...


"Transient
Illusive
Soft
Flowing
Loving
Dissolving
Trusting
Focusing
Praying
Allowing
Igniting
Embodying
Burning
Disintegrating
Abandoning
Surrendering
Revealed
Taken Over
Consumed"

--Zhanna