invocation 1984 3 minutes 30 seconds 16mm
<invocation wasn't conceived as a film project in its own right, although we did end up enlarging it onto 35mm so that it could be screened at festivals.
the animation was originally designed to illustrate the ancient Greek creation myth within the documentary Orpheus Through the Ages made by Pelicula Films to accompany Orpheus and Eurydice. the name invocation came much later.../>

<distilling the story of the creation of the world and the gods up to the point where that 'foolish race' Mankind appears on the scene into three minutes requires high degrees of stylisation. the result is almost iconic in its simplicity.../>

music: lyell cresswell
narrator: maureen beattie
camera: donald holwill

the narrative
the notes
the cosmogony