NIGHT EYES





In many ways Night Eyes follows from the history of street photography, in as much as it is a documentation of something happening on the street. It plays with the idea of what is a movie. Can a movie be a found movie? Not a movie made using found footage, but a movie that is happening in the world, created by life itself, that someone just finds (and documents)? Which immediately raises the question can't anything happening in the world be a movie, including things that are just sitting still?

The original version of Night Eyes has no soundtrack mainly because I envisioned the film as a visual poem to be experienced in silence, but the first person to program the film was Craig Baldwin, and he very much wanted sound. I contacted three musicians for a soundtrack and each said they were interested but didn't know if they could finish in time for the show. Well, all three finished music for it! The first soundtrack was made by Amma Ateria, the second by Isaac Sherman, and the third by Greer McGettrick. Each version of the film turned out to be a completely unique and wonderful piece of art. You can watch all three sound versions below:
















take me home!