In Absentia

In Absentia

Directed by Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay • 2000 • United Kingdom

Made in collaboration with the celebrated avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, IN ABSENTIA combines live action and animation with dazzling use of light to convey the mindscape of a woman alone in a room repeatedly writing a letter with broken off-pieces of pencil lead, while outside her window vistas of ever changing light register her every emotion.

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In Absentia
  • In Absentia

    Directed by Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay • 2000 • United Kingdom

    Made in collaboration with the celebrated avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, IN ABSENTIA combines live action and animation with dazzling use of light to convey the mindscape of a woman alone in a room repeatedly writing ...