Elegy For The Ghost Rider

  • Lab
  • Production year 2024
  • Production formats Super 8, 16 & 35mm
  • Screening format Video
  • Duration 12′
  • Elegy For The Ghost Rider

  • a Film
  • by Daniel Maldonado & Mike Vernusky
  • Description (english)

    A lyrical elegy for a community and the lives lost during the Covid pandemic. Drawing upon themes on the fragility of life with the ephemeralness of celluloid, the film is told as a textured visual haiku centered on the iconic #7 subway train in New York City.
    It is a handmade portrait on healing through time, bathed with shadow, light-scapes, silhouettes and locomotion.
    Celluloid and subway tracks merge through emotional color abstractions for which “hungry ghosts” find transcendence.
    Recorded sound vibrations and pinhole cinematography capture a time & place forever etched in our history.

    Composed by sound artist, Mike Vernusky, the film is a cinematic poem on presence in absence and transcendence.

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