NR, 7 min.
Director: Scott Thrift
Featuring: Brian Eno
To coincide with Brian Eno’s latest project, a visual art exhibit titled “77 Million Paintings”, which was on display in New York City for the past month, Red Bull Music has produced a short documentary about the famed music producer’s obsession with light and time. The film is a new look inside the mind of a man who has shaped many of today’s musicians that deals with the way he sees visual art, which is not a far cry from how he seems to hear aural art.
At 7 minutes in length, the film is hardly long enough to give an accurate sense of the man’s art, but it gives a surprisingly good try. We see a kaleidoscope of some of the actual work in Eno’s exhibit, which is not unlike a kaleidoscope itself. Instead of the rushed approach to spinning the colored lights that most of us created with kaleidoscopes as children, however, Eno’s light images move at an incredibly slow pace, so slow you might not even notice the changes in the images as they take place.
Visit the Lumen London website to learn more about Eno's project.
Watch the entire short documentary below.