Vanda Carter

Animation

Mothfight

8 mins. B&W. 16mm. 1985

When I was making “Mothfight” I thought it was symbolic - about light & dark, chaos & order, good & evil... Someone said, it’s about sex, isn’t it? Someone else said, it’s a frenetic post-modern Flight of the Bumble Bee; a homage to Stan Brakhage; a love letter to the old Co-op contact printer; it’s about cinema, the fragile tiny image caught in the beam of light...

Yes. All of that, but especially light, dark, insects and cinema.

The soundtrack is composed and performed by cellist Stuart Jones.

Experimental animators often seem preoccupied with time, perception, movement and the paradoxes of human existence? Myself included. Why is that?

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