V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

RABBIT'S MOON

V' 06

RABBIT'S MOON

Kenneth Anger
USA, 1950, 1971
Shortfilms, 16min, kein Dialog

RABBIT'S MOON

Kenneth Anger
USA, 1950, 1971
Shortfilms, 16min, kein Dialog

Actors: 
Claude Revenant
Harlequin
André Soubreyran
Pierrot
Nadine Valence
Columbine
Contributors: 
Konzept und Realisation
Kenneth Anger

Production: 
Kenneth Anger
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Anger's films are cinematic manifestations of his occult practices. As such, they are highly symbolical, either featuring characters directly portraying gods, forces and demons or else finding an appropriate embodiment for them in the iconography of contemporary pop culture (Scorpio Rising, Kustom Kar Kommandos). In attempting to induce an altered state of consciousness in his viewers, Anger dispenses with traditional narrative devices, although his films definitely tell stories. Using powerful esoteric images and, especially in his later works, extremely complex editing strategies that frequently feature superimposition and the inclusion of subliminal images running just for a few frames, Anger bypasses our rationality and appeals directly to our subconscious mind. (Maximilian Le Cain)

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