Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who often collaborates with sound artists and musicians on films, live performances, and installations. His Super 8 and 16mm films aim to bring to light subconscious visual preoccupations that reveal themselves while working in a stream of consciousness manner. His work has screened around the world in festivals and at sound & film events such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Film Festival and the Cinémathèque Française.
Ecstatic Landscapes (2017) is a silent 6-channel video collage installation derived from 16mm color and black & white studies of space and environment in natural and urban settings with a gestural utilization of camera movement, multiple exposures, and in-camera editing. Settings of day and night move from fragments of the literal to washes of abstract movement, creating a circular path of associations.