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MYSTIC CHILD - still #1


East Coast Premiere

Director: Colinet André

Belgium, 2011, 6 min

Festival Year:2013


Crew:Executive Producers: Colinet André


A visionary study in data moshing and a tribute to Stan Brakhage, an influential American experimental filmmaker who died on the cusp of the digital age.


About the director

Andre Colinet (1955) works and lives in Brussels. He studied film at the RITCS in Brussels and since 1990 he has been lecturing at the high school of arts Sint-Lukas in Brussels. His independently produced experimental-poetic film and video works exclusively treat with subjects and people who can be directly related to his personal life world.


Filmmaker's note

"This video is structural visual poetic work with sequential transformations, using datamoshing, of a forest and a little girl. Girl and forest become one. It's also about a father and his daughter. Stan Brakhage made 'The Wold Shadow,' a visionary visual approach, which inspires 'Mystic Child'. This video may also be best understood as an exercise in color, light, abstraction, accompanied by tentative and glancing views of a child's eyes in the expectation of pain. Is it possible that the camera is the cruelest instrument?

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