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7 minutes 16mm silent 2002

"Your life is like a candle burning. Whether you are aware of it or not, it is burning." (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar)

A multiplicity of diverse images—cut together rhythmically flicker with energy fire, light, life. (B.St)

"... a question of resettling, of continually relooking, of jogging yourself out of a comfortable view...and this continual glancing and reglancing seems at the very heart of Sternberg's seeing camera practice." Mike Hoolboom (email to B. Sternberg)

“…a rapid, rhythmic montage that evokes the brevity of life.” (Cinematheque Ontario program notes)

In the Collection of: Queens University Library

Burning credits
Producer/Director/Writer: Barbara Sternberg
Length: 7 minutes
Year of Production: 2003
Music: silent
Country of Production: Canada
Exhibition format: 16mm
Preview format: vhs

Available from: Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre
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Program Notes:
Cinematheque Ontario program notes, Feb. 15, 2006 Praise! Recent Work by Barbara Sternberg written by Chris Gehman

Burning from B.Sternberg on Vimeo.


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