Looking Glass Insects

(Charlotte Pryce, 2012, 4 min)

Looking Glass Insects takes its title from chapter three of Through the Looking Glass and its classic original illustrations by John Tenniel. Delighting in the act and play of observation the film finds a visual metaphor for the cinematic process in the antics of the original story; making use of magnifying glasses as an optical pun, pointing to the instruments used by both entomologists and filmmakers alike.  Yet the insects of the story fade away, just as the observations that appear in the film’s magnifying glass dissolve into darkness when tilted to reflect the “natural” world beyond the book. -CP

16mm


Directed by Charlotte Pryce


Showing:

Thursday, March 21 7:00pm

Films in Competition 2

Recent animation, experimental and documentary films, including Flower by Naoko Tasaka.

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)