inside the lab

everness

Fun with fluids. Shot with the Phantom Flex @ +/-5000fps, this footage is from a series of beauty/product shots compiled for a commercial production that I directed, shot and edited.

I’ve re-purposed my original rushes into this short film, with the addition of a 1967 recording of Jorge Luis Borges, reading his own poem:

 

Everness.

 

One thing does not exist: Oblivion.

God saves the metal and the dross, his key

Ciphers in his prophetic memory

The moons to come, and moons of evenings gone.

 

All there: reflections in the looking-glass

-Between the two huge twilights of the day-

That your face has gone leaving where you pass,

And those it will go leaving on your way.

 

And everything is part of that diverse

Crystal of memory, the universe;

Unending are the mazes it engenders

 

Of doors that seal themselves as you walk through;

Only from sunset’s farther side shall you

Behold at last the Archetypes and Splendors.

 

 

 

The soundtrack is by Chris Zabriskie, found on Vimeo Enhancer. “Prelude No. 21″ by Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com)

 

The narration is from the spoken-word album: Jorge Luis Borges / Por él mismo. The audio file is from the online archives of the University of Notre-Dame, rare books and special collections.

 

The translation of Everness is by A.Z. Foreman