Sound of the Sun

Director: David Domingo

Wednesday Mar 22nd

  • 16mm
  • Spain
  • 2012
  • 3:00

Combining time-lapse, stop motion, slow motion, still images, and rapid zooms inward and out, we are in constant flux. Pushed and pulled through a “tranquil summer” that negates the urgent call for help in a postcard to Robocop. There is no better term to contextualize Domingo’s rapid sequence of unrelated but hyper-animated collection of objects that his own invention; “the poltergeist shot.” A playful reference to Craig T. Nelson’s 1982 supernatural horror film, Domingo re-creates the pilling of extant objects into a fun looking and spontaneous structure. 80s nostalgia, ping-pong, and a wiener wearing a ring make up Domingo’s self proclaimed nonsensical film. But just try to look away. 

A long-time underground filmmaker, David Domingo’s (aka Stanley Sunday’s) practice straddles the simultaneous mediums of celluloid and digital cinema. A hearty collection of thirty Super 8 and 16mm films has enjoyed worldwide recognition in the form of installations and screenings at museums and film institutes. His fluency of various mediums carries his across the spectrum into more commercial formats lending itself to music videos fro Afrika Pseudobruitismus, Doble Pletina, Janiera Mena and Hidrogennesse.

His films share the curiosity, and propensity for experimentation showcased in Sound of the Sun. Animation, stop motion, slow motion, time-lapse, and rapid cuts push and pull and jolt our attention while familiar pop-culture references engage with the history of avant-garde in the most absurd ways. 

- Felicia Glatz