Henry Hills

Experimental Filmmaker

Henry Hills

Electricity

Credits

Conceived, directed, shot, & edited by Henry Hills. Sound recorded and composed by Henry Hills.

Synopsis

A Bohemian architectural dance film with an edge. The inner city landscape of Prague, its beautifully integrated accretion of structures, 1000 years history repressed but un-bombed, is viewed through the rhomboidal electricity-catchers on the tops of its moving trams. Trams define the rhythm of the city, & so their looped noises define the rhythm of this film. As contrapuntal fixed point, the Zizkov Tower--built by the Soviets for signal-jamming broadcasts from the West & looking like an about-to-launch ICBM--is accompanied by actual Cold War shortwave spy broadcasts.