A FILM BY
WITH THE ENSEMBLE OF PUMPING BIRDS
PRODUCED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF
CANADA COUNCIL MEDIA ARTS SECTION
BC CULTURAL SERVICES MEDIA ARTS
CANADA COUNCIL EXPLORATIONS
THETA is a dream every person encounters
at least once in a lifetime
a dream envisioning a unique image of GOD.
'Men ought to have regarded the uniformity of the stars' motions as proof of their divinity, but in fact most of us think the very opposite, that because they always do the same thing in the same way they have no life'.
If I think of something existing outside of me, there are three factors involved: a thinking mind, the concept, which it forms, and the reality of which it is the concept.
A fragmented Mask hovers above a landscape of strewn metal and shavings. A Sparkler, like a Talisman, descends before the Mask and offers the gift of a Hand. Manichine, a mechanical creature, pokes and prods the living Hand with his pin. The Hand spasms.
A Man watches on, missing one hand. The Man acquires the Hand from the mystic Dragon Fly. With this Hand, the Man discovers the ability to create, with his other, the necessity to destroy. Their union delivers the final image of THETA.
Rubén Möller is a 1990 graduate from art school. His filmography includes his first puppet animation
ZoetropoS (18.minutes,1990)as well as,THETA(12.minutes,1995) both filmed in 16mm.
From these works he began to develop an intricate motion control system, coined the RUEbot™
His first 35mm film SHEOL(11.minutes,2004), garnered international award recognition in many festivals.