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A moving testament to existences past and present, this portrait of a space once inhabited by filmmaker Robert Beavers adheres to a precise, yet enigmatic sound-image construction that carries rare emotional weight.
Ostensibly a portrait of a place where
the artist had resided until recently, the
new film by Robert Beavers conjures not
only the memory but also the physical presence
of those who have previously stayed
there. Adhering to a solitary intimacy while
simultaneously acting as an ode to human
endeavour and shared impulses toward
fulfillment through art, Listening to the
Space in my Room is a moving testament to existence (whose traces are found in
literature, music, filmmaking, gardening)
and our endless search for meaning and
authenticity. The film's precise yet enigmatic
sound-image construction carries a
rare emotional weight.
- Robert Beavers
Robert Beavers was born in Massachusetts. His work includes the eighteen-film cycle entitled My Hand Outstreched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure. The series includes Sotiros (96), Ruskin (98), The Ground (01), Early Monthly Segments (02), and The Hedge Theater (02), which played at the Festival, and Listening to the Space in my Room (13).