Dirt

Dirt (2024)

Among the many verbal riffs in David Finkelstein’s latest animated experiment Dirt is a disquisition on bats, and on their use of echolocation to map out spaces in the dark with their ‘sound pictures’ – and indeed a recurring visual motif in the film is a pair of batwings monstrously decorated with large ears. This,…

Spontaneous Artifacts

Spontaneous Artifacts (2020)

Spontaneous Artifacts begins, more or less, as it intends to go on, with a curious mélange of spoken word, written text, music and 3D animation. To the digital image of a diamond hovering above a spinning record, David Finkelstein can be seen intoning from the bottom of the screen (even as text of what he…