When it comes to film, whose material form is sequential – 24 frames per second, a reel of film spooling over time – we might assume linear narrative is inevitable. And it is; however, the narrative does not have to be diegetic and can be purely visual instead, operating on our unconscious. It can pile up image after image, creating visual echoes and parallels that accumulate in our minds until our synapses align – synapse, from the Greek to fasten together. Then poetic moment is achieved. 

 








Nathaniel Dorsky
Pastourelle and The Return 












Anri Sala
Le Clash, Tlatelolco Clash and No Window No Cry









Ben Rivers
Sack Barrow