sound, 6 minutes.
Producer: Angel Vasquez;
Director, Camera, Writer: Ken Paul Rosenthal;
Editors: Al Hernandez/Ken
Sound Design: Jim Batcho
Cast: Renee Beaulaurier
An experimental narrative about a woman who chases the
elusive, fleeting spectre of her unborn child before a molten
and turbulent sea. The triangulation between mother and son,
the ocean body, and the materiality of the film medium is encouraged
by numerous bacterial and photochemical techniques such as ray-o-gramming,
processing in seawater and urine, chemical toning and reticulation,
mulching film in seaweed and sand, and under-water photography.
Inspired by the director's near-death accident at the Sutro Baths
while filming the El Niño of 1997. – KPR
The completed version of Flow will be color
toned by hand as seen below.
Screenings (of version in progress)
JFK University, Berkeley, CA – Balancing
Perspectives; East Asian Influences in Contemporary Art, 2008
43rd Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2005
CSU Media Arts Festival, Channel Islands, California – Kodak
Rosebud Award Experimental, 2004
20th Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema, San Francisco, California,