dimanche 12 septembre 2010

# A Walk Through H by Peter Greenaway

A Walk Through H is a 40 minutes long movie created by Peter Greenaway in 1978. This film is a magnificent journey described only by the vocal narration (and a powerful music) and a series of 92 maps/painting hang on a wall of an art gallery. It is an ode to the map as a mean of representation of space, far away from the objectivity current maps are pretending to reach.
The movie also depicts the narrator's fetishism for those maps that he finds or steals in order to end his journey. The maps themselves when approaching the end of the series acquire more and more subjectivity and therefore more and more uncertainty about the path they are actually showing.

The whole vocal narration can be read by following this link.