GARhodes -- Tesseract

11min. 35mm featurette
produced in Buffalo, New York

video excerpt (36mb) -- full film (114mb)

Tesseract draws a line between photographer Eadweard Muybridge's obsession with photographing movement and his act of jealous murder in 1873.

Muybridge's life and work became a fracturing of time where duration is sliced, mechanized, and stopped from flowing - this was a temporal insanity that led to cinema itself: the re-animation of the frozen image.

Muybridge's form, a spatial layout of time, is used here in film. The screen is split into panels, a moving photographic layout, fracturing our perspective of time, and the narrative of Muybridge's life.

tes·ser·act : a four dimensional cinema-cube stretching through time.

Director, Writer, Editor: Geoffrey Alan Rhodes
Producer: Sarah JM Kolberg
Director of Photography: Vincenzo Mistretta
Production Designer: Leslie J. Walker
Costume Designer: Geraldine Duskin

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CAST
Eadweard Muybridge, Peter Jaskowiak
Flora Muybridge, Kristen Kos
Leland Stanford, David Holland
Major Harry Larkyns, Guy Balotine
Lawyer Wirt Pendegast, Vincent O'Neill


awards:
Best Film, Lancaster Film Festival, NY
Best Photography, Jutro Filmu, Warsaw

selected screenings:
Syracuse International Film Festival, NY
Albright Knox, Buffalo, NY
Top Kino, Vienna

contact: garhodes@GARhodes.com