Dissonance is composed of documentary material of diverse kinds, collected over some years. It is juxtaposed on an HD wide-screen, in a challenging formal manner. The opening sequence is composed of 3 screens, each with a single shot on it, lasting 50 minutes; the interaction between the 3 images is the force which compels interest. Following this sequence are a number of other much quicker shots, often enigmatic. The conclusion is abrupt. I have no idea what it means, only that it poetically probes the meaning of life, and offers no conclusions. It is meant, on many levels, including profound and elemental, to disturb the viewer.


2011 | Digital Video for HD projection | Color and B&W | Sound | 62 mins

Director: Jon Jost

Cinematographer: Jon Jost

Editor: Jon Jost