Jonathan Rattner

End, End, End

Jonathan Rattner

End, End, End
L 24” x W 18” D 3”

Associate Professor of Cinema & Media Arts and Studio Art
Vanderbilt University

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This film is a meditation on the fragmentary nature of thoughts, memories, and
emotions. Combining found recordings of an individual marking the beginning
and end of analog audio tapes with a collage of images of the natural world, this
experimental short weaves in and out of the past and present, stopping along the
way to reflect on death, love, and the appropriate way to make a cup of coffee.
This work suggests at once a desperate desire for narrative understanding and
the impossibility of ever achieving it.