“Technology, for me. Is probably the most misunderstood subjects on the planet. We keep thinking about it as another category like the economy, like culture, like religion, like war. It’s as ubiquitous as the air we breath. We’re strapped in and on the ride” – Godfrey Reggio
Known for his non-narrative films; Director Godfrey Reggio shares with us some insights into his latest piece “Visitors” comprised of only 74 black-and-white “moving stills” that stare back at you.
Born and raised in New orleans, Godfrey reggio was a Christian Brother and a Catholic monk from 1954 to 1968 in Louisiana and New Mexico. reggio co-founded La Clinica de la Gente, a community clinic that provided medical and dental care to 12,000 members in Santa Fe, and La Gente, a community organizing project in northern New Mexico’s barrios. in 1963, he established Young Citizens For Action, another community organizing project with street gangs in Santa Fe. in 1972, he co-founded the institute for regional education in Santa Fe, a nonprofit organization focused on media development, cinema, arts and research. He is best known for the feature films comprising The Qatsi Trilogy(Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi) as well as the short films Anima Mundi and Evidence,
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Thirty years after Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio–with the support of Philip Glass and Jon Kane–once again leapfrogs over earth-bound filmmakers and creates another stunning, wordless portrait of modern life. Presented by Steven Soderbergh in Black and White digital 4K projection, VISITORS reveals humanity’s trancelike relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species. The film is visceral, offering the audience an experience beyond information about the moment in which we live. Comprised of only seventy-four shots, VISITORS takes viewers on a journey to the moon and back to confront them with themselves.