Surrealistic and strange, cast in grainy 16mm images, the film VISITATION allows an imaginary glimpse into the aura of 'an outer-world night'...the visions in the film are summoned from the... See full summary »
A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.
This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized (he is identified by the number 9314 written on his forehead),... See full summary »
It has been almost two decades since I saw this film, and I enter my comments only because nobody else has. I don't trust my memory much, but it's better than nothing.
_Asparagus_, as I recall it, was a beautiful dreamlike sequence of psychedelic images, with no clear plot or action. A woman discovers her own power and womanhood by working magic on her environment -- perhaps.
Many of the images were of receding perspectives of stage curtains and scenery, rolling back and opening to reveal successive depths; perhaps this can be compared to the vaginal symbolism in Judy Chicago's installation _The Dinner Party_, with which this film is approximately contemporary.
The music was also dreamlike and its slow progression fit the slow evolution of the images on screen.
The film is definitely _adult_ animation; parents should view it before deciding whether to present it to their children.
I hope someone who has seen _Asparagus_ more recently than I will take a moment to provide a more cogent review.
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