Crippled Symmetries

Crippled Symmetries

Production country: 
gb
Year: 
2015
Duration: 
26'
Festival edition: 
2017
Format: 
film/video

Crippled Symmetries draws many of its elements, including soundtrack and cast, from a four-day experimental music workshop conceived and run by Beatrice Gibson and composer Anton Lukoszevieze. The resulting film is an exploration of abstraction in music and finance from the psychedelic perspective of youth. Narrated by a banker, playing a fictionalised version of himself, the film stages a series of scenes derived partly from William Gaddis' epic satirical novel JR (1975) and partly from the production process itself: a composer and a banker meet to discuss fiction; a class of 11 year olds pay a visit to the motorway beneath the New York Stock Exchange data center in Essex; an illicit meeting at an abandoned fairground ends in spiritual death.

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