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Just After Christmas - 1977 / 16mm / HD / 3min / color / mono / HD stereo

2017 - Cineinfinito / Santander, Spain / Cineinfinito #11 Richard Martin

1979 - PUMPS Art Center Vancouver

1978 - Pacific Cinematheque / B.C. Film / January11

 

"This lyrical film is consistent with the themes of melancholy and loss in Martin’s other films. Bleached-out images of a snowy landscape reveal the dark outlines of dead evergreen trees. As we contemplate this season’s casualties, somewhere a plane flies overhead as if to signify man’s mediated, mechanical presence in the natural context."

Maria Insell

 

RM Note: "A sculptural and quasi-performance piece involving discarded Christmas trees. A meditation on passing and the things-left-behind."