Dung Smoke Enters the Palace

Leslie Thornton

1989 | 00:16:00 | United States | English | B&W | Mono |

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Found Footage

An anti-narrative adventure traveling through a phantasmagoric environment void of stability. The video presents a bizarre compendium of archival and industrial footage accompanied by a noisy soundtrack of music and voices from the past, as if echoing the ether of the viewer’s mind. Thornton’s distinctive visual style of collaging random elements elicits an eerie sense of being lost amidst past and present, breeding a confusion that complicates any clear reading of the image.

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