The Suppliant

Year2010 Duration5 min. DirectorRobert Beavers

«My filming for The Suppliant was done in February 2003, while a guest in the Brooklyn apartment of Jacques Dehornois. When I recollect the impulse for this filming, I remember my desire to show a spiritual quality united to the sensual in my view of the small Greek statue standing on a table and greeting the sunlight. I chose to reveal the figure solely through its blue early morning highlights and in the orange glow of late afternoon. After filming the statue, I walked down to the East River and continued to film near the Manhattan Bridge and the electrical works; then I returned to the apartment and filmed a few other details. I set this film material aside, while continuing to film and edit Pitcher of Colored Light; later I took it up twice to edit but could not find my way. Most of the editing was finally done in 2009; then I waited to see whether it was finished and found that it was not. In May 2010, I made several edits and created the sound track with thoughts of my friend’s recent death.» (Robert Beavers)

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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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