1984
6 minutes
35mm

<this work is a retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in the style of a Greek vase. when his wife Eurydice dies, Orpheus descends into Hell and by charming the gods of the Underworld with his singing wins Eurydice back, only to lose her again at the threshold of the Overworld'. superficially, this would appear to be the ultimate love story. but its archetypal appeal lies in the depiction of Art as a means to overcome the forces of death, which is why this myth has proved such a potent and continuing source of an inspiration to artists down the centuries.../>

 

translation of technique
finding a style
magic powers