The Lumière brothers’ claustrophobic fishbowl can, in this new context, be seen as a gift or a dedication, regardless of whether the recipient is someone we known. Those Edenic instants, moments of devotion and fleeting impressions are all present in the films of Caldini, Todd, Wiley, Muñoz and Fowler. Nature and seasonal changes also appear in most of them. In each of its 66 prayers, Hours for Jerome develops its intermittent motifs and a series of microfilms through echoes and twin images within a diptych which intertwines long and short shots in counterpoints and collisions.
BOCAL AUX POISSONS ROUGE. Lumière brothers. 1895. 35mm. [Transfer. Digital]. 1’. silent.
OFRENDA.Claudio Caldini. 1978, Super 8 [transfer. Digital], 4’, silent.
FOR YOU. Peter Todd. 2000, 16mm, 2’, silent.
LETTERS. Dorothy Wiley. 1972. 16mm. 11’. sound.
ENVÍO 1. PARA UTE AURAND. Jeannette Muñoz. 2005, 16mm. 1’. silent.
FOR CHRISTIAN. Luke Fowler. 2017. 16mm. 6’. sound.
HOURS FOR JEROME. PART 1. Nathaniel Dorsky. 1966-70/82. 16mm. 18fps. 45’. silent.