Robert Wilson - Stations (1982)

Stations is an enigmatic, hauntingly vivid work, in which Wilson envisions the daydreams and fantasies of an eleven-year-old boy as a universe both magical and sinister. Resonating with Wilson's precise visual stylization, the tape's pivotal image is a young boy looking through a large window in the kitchen of his home, which becomes the portal for his dramatic, often startling inner fantasies. Fire, metal, wind, glass and water, among other elements, serve as points of departure for a series of elegant pictorial compositions and evocative metaphors. Unfolding without dialogue or spoken language, Wilson's indelible visions articulate the fear and mystery of the internal life of a child, and his relation to the outside world.

Produced by the Byrd Hoffman Foundation in association with Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF). Executive Producer: Lois Bianchi. Music: Nicholas Economou. Lighting: Danny Franks. With: Margaret Jane Linney, Robert Hock, Jamie Nodell, Larry Mataresse.

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