THE GOLDEN HOUSE: FOR HIM I SOUGHT THE WOODS
France - 2013 - N&B - stereo sound - 15 min.
Shooting format : Super 16 & Super 8
Video by Jaune Amara Ross
Expanded Cinema Performance with FareWell Poetry
This film was founded by the Centre National des Arts Plastiques
Original soundtrack by FareWell Poetry
Frédéric D. Oberland // guitars, keyboards, mellotron
Stéphane Pigneul // bass VI, guitars
Agathe Max // violin, keyboards
Ben McConnell // drums,
‘Oh Radha, Radha, take this soul that trembles in life’s deep midnight to your golden house’ JAYADEVA
A man on a quest to sublimate his desire. The body is as much an obstacle as an access to freedom. The act of devotion resides here in the ability to transcend one’s limits and hope finds a home in endurance.
‘Under the evocative and disciplined veil of a more traditionally structured narrative, Jayne Amara Ross returns to an allegorical mode present in most of her visual poetry. Here she tells the story of two characters that are searching for themselves and for each other, their tales tracing a symbolic path towards a radiant end (…). The Golden House is a transcendant love story, or more correctly a story of love transcended.’
Gabriela Trujillo (Culturopoing, June 2011)