“Ambient Alphabet (C of Meaning)” by Peter Callas

  • ©, Peter Callas, Ambient Alphabet (C of Meaning)
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    Ambient Alphabet (C of Meaning)

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    1992, 5:15 min, color, sound

    This tape takes the alphabet as its theme. By addressing the location or positioning of letters within the alphabet as ‘enforced’ (or predetermined) edits, it questions this given structure and at the same time attempts to exhume some of the possible shamanic origins of the shape of the letters in the English version of the Latin alphabet.

    Here Callas employs his signature computer animation to create a dynamic pictorial landscape.

    Producer: Ring World. Postproduction Co-sponsors: Batsu Four co, Ltd. Music: Ra.