Issue #32, Spring 2017


Smyth Brothers: NEWS FROM THE SUN, 16mm in-camera edit, 3 min, 2017.

An apocalyptic narrative unfolds through the words of The Sun, a British tabloid created by media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Four thousand single frames were exposed, unedited, and accompanied with the pulsing rhythms of the sun collected by NASA, resembling the Buddhist “Om”, the sound of our universe.

*For best sound quality, please watch with headphones as the bass levels are very low.*

The Smyth Brothers were commissioned to make this film by Ben Russell for Moogfest 2016 in Durham, NC as part of a 9-part screening series entitled “Memories of the Space Age”. Thanks to Josh Lewis at Negativland Motion Picture Lab for his beautiful processing/printing work!