Artefact by Kyle Hopkins


As anyone following this blog will know I very much like atmospheric non-verbal films, that attempt to capture the moment and convey it, but without the use of narration to guide how it should be interpreted.

This is another non-verbal film, shot in many locations round the world, but particularly in south and south-east Asian countries, and particularly at some iconic sites: Borobudur, Angkor, Luang Prabang and the Mekong in Vietnam.

The films were made on a handycam, and filming started in 2003, and the material for the soundtrack was collected from 2001, though it is not clear how many years of filming was involved. It is a real feat to have mixed all the images and sounds to compile such an artistically satisfying project.

It would be really good if some sponsor would put up the money for him to get the necessary equipment and travel time to go out and do a second project of the sort, but with higher quality results.


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