Day 44 - Kishon had work so I ran errands with her mom. We drove by a bunch of the places I used to go to when I lived here, which was really weird to see ha. Then we picked up Dache and went to lunch at Aniello’s. So good! Afterwards, we walked down Market Street and saw all the cute shops. Later, Kishon got off work and we went to a haunted house with her friends.

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MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON

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THE STORY: A solitary flower on a long driveway, a key falling, a door unlocked, a knife in a loaf of bread, a phone off the hook: discordant images a woman sees as she comes home.

THE WORD: In Maya Deren’s avant-garde opus, Meshes of the Afternoon, the viewer is presented a brief cryptic tale of a woman caught in a near surrealist cycle. While it is noted in the prompt – and rightly so as these films are, without argument, more about feeling than understanding – the true nature is a mystery but not in the classic would-be noir or thriller sense of the term. Deren consistently utilizes the lens as both subjective and objective to create an ever more suffocating experience of, well, the same experience over and over.

Following an unnamed woman – or presumably so as an actual face isn’t photographed until nearly five minutes in – the viewer is initially greeted by shadows and extended limbs. This initial focus upon the shadow and its relation to the human body creates this feeling of the “other self.” What exactly is the other self? Well, as the film progresses the woman character begins finding herself in a cyclical labyrinth of all too familiar faces allowing this notion of either multiple personalities, hallucinations, or given the avant-garde/surrealist nature, actual clones of her creating the sensation of losing one’s self within themselves.         

Now, if the main female character of this piece is in fact losing herself within herself, what is the cause, the signifiers? About three-and-a-half minutes in the viewer receives its first glimpse of the face - an eye, to be exact. Peering out the window at a cloaked figure – perhaps insecurities or guilt personified; maybe even death itself – a near Hitchcockian-esque Vertigo effect is laid upon the viewer as we are slowly reeled into the inverted cone of the woman’s pupil (which could very well be a comment on the voyeuristic nature of the piece/film as a whole as well). This technically marvelous moment posits our now seemingly fatalistic protagonist as helplessly introverted. That this series of recurring moments, empty rooms, and a phone which no one ever seems to be on the other line for, helps support that while this is certainly within the woman’s head, there is something far more sinister at play here.

Eventually, the very physical nature of things begin manipulating themselves as well as the stairs that once led the woman up now throw her on her side (a call to Deren’s At Land as the unnerving sense of what is up, down, right, left, etc., is never really given). That this once peaceful dreamscape that began with the woman simply picking up a flower is now violently throwing her around as she chases herself and quite possibly death. These motifs of the mirrored death/guilt figure, the multiple copies, and the increasingly suffocating atmosphere affirms that the farther into the subconscious one goes, the more helpless they become. That while the meshes of the woman’s afternoon, at first playful and slowly interlacing, begin constricting her very being; the helpless nature of binding one’s self. The words of Byron ring true here as, “Knowledge is not the tree of life, but rather the fruit of death,” as the more seemingly aware the woman becomes of the situation – all the while the viewer becoming less and less knowledgeable – the more hellish the sequences become up until her unfortunate death.

What is Deren trying to say exactly? Given the aforementioned, one could infer that the woman suffered from deeply buried memories, or simple depression. A woeful tale of a person that in no way deserved what they got; illustrating the possible dangers of self-imposed isolation/introversion. Or perhaps it really is as simple as merely saying that daydreaming is dangerous. 

THE VERDICT: 82/100

INFO: Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid | USA | 1943 | 1.37:1 | 14min

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Ecco gli architetti di Epomeus 2014 Rosa Vartulli, Marcella Luisa Genito, Valeria D’Alessandro, Carmine Di Palma, Ornella Tarantino, Geraldina Forlenza, Simone Verde, Gaetano Ruocco, Antonio Cerbone, Santo Argano, Claudio Palladino, Armando Polverino, Maurizio Cecchi, Prisco Fusco„ Veronica Mazzocca, Barbara Cacace, Gaetano Russo, Massimo Saccardo, Candida Cuturi, Giada Petrella, Ciro Catapano, Giovanni Cirillo, Deborah Ciancio, Atanasio Pizzi, Vincenza D’Antonio, Giuseppe Graniero, Fabrizio Pollastro, Biagio Rega, Enrico Del Giudice, Ulderico Marciano, Giuseppe Olmo, Antonio Capo, Gennaro Donnarumma, Diana Buonomo La Rossa, Melania Di Meglio, Francesca Pezzella, Aniello Tirelli, Maria Rosaria Gaudieri, Enzo Cacciapuoti, Marcello Locascio, Salvatore Iacono, Giovanna Ferrandino, Gianluca Vosa, Marianna Cerillo, Pietro Pezzella, Marco Fabio De Lillo, Ciro Liguori, Fulvio Ricci, Fernando Malasomma, Eliana Bianco, Enrico Vertechi, Silvano Arcamone e Consiglia Baldino sono gli architetti che questa mattina hanno partecipato alla cerimonia conclusiva del progetto Epomeus 2014.

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