Ryuichi Sakamoto | async: fullmoon
HD video, color, stereo sound, 05:41 minutes, 2017
Starring: Hugh Paterson
Composer: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Track: ‘Fullmoon’ from 2017 album ‘Async’
Label: Commons – RZCM 86314
Percussion [Glass Singing Bowl] : N.S.S. (2)
Vocals [Spoken Word]: Andri Magnason, Bernardo Bertolucci, Carsten Nicolai, Christine Leboutte, Jose Lavat, Keyko Nimsay, Priscilla Leung, Sergei Mihailov, Shirin Neshat, Tang Kit Ming
The speeches are overlaid translations of a passage from Paul Bowles' novel, The Sheltering Sky (1949):
"Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless."
The June 2017 full 'strawberry' moon filmed in British Columbia.
Special thanks to Kent Tate for his help with final edit.
Director: Dejan Radovanovic
©2017 Studio UMMAGUMMA