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Sphinx on the Seine

Paul Clipson, in person - 2008, 7', Super8, San Francisco

SPHINX OF THE SEINE is a film poem prologue, the beginning of a metaphysical journey musing on a series of brief, but enigmatic images taken from around the world. These images follow one after the other, but geographically span thousands of miles and large passages of time between each cut. The soundtrack is by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma.

Paul Clipson has shown his films internationally in various galleries, festivals and performance venues in Spain, The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Japan and Russia, as well as throughout the U.S. and in the Bay Area, including at the Pacific Film Archive, the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, Artists Television Access, and the San Francisco Art Institute. He works primarily in film, video and works on paper.