Benjamenta

Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Life (1995)

First published by EyeForFilm It opens with a riddle that has no solution – or, more accurately, whose solution is ‘nothing’. It features an alternative title (This Dream People Call Human Life) that baldly advertises its status as allegory. It ends with a visual paradox that breaks down the distinction between viewer and viewed, inside…

The Piano Tuner of EarthQuakes

The Piano Tuner of EarthQuakes (2005)

The Piano Tuner of EarthQuakes first published by EyeforFilm Ten years after their feature debut with Institute Benjamenta (1995), the brothers Quay have re-emerged from the workshop with The Piano Tuner Of EarthQuakes and although the shadowy monochrome of their first film has given way to murky, bleached-out colours, the twins have lost none of…