ROYGBIV (before the end, the lights shine bright)


A meditative portrait of blue hour & the urban constructions that frame it, “ROYGBIV (before the end, the lights shine bright)” observes modes of connective and enforced time-keeping through human-made infrastructures gridding the sky & ground such as street lights, trains, and electrical cabling. Through rhythmic editing and a score built from harmonizing vocalizations with the hum of electrical transformers, the film contemplates the ways in which human interventions create, harmonize with, and disrupt the cycles of the earth’s rotation and the way living beings exist within it.

Entry Information
Entry Category: Experimental
Work length: 00:16:02
Country of Origin: USA

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Director: Rebecca Shapass

Additional Cinematography: Kevin Mathein