A Miracle

  • A Miracle

  • Artist: Daniel Barrow
  • Year: 2004
  • Duration: 4:00
  • Country: Canada
  • A Miracle is a film created in collaboration with the Toronto-based band, The Hidden Cameras, that demonstrates my "live animation" techniques. The video features a young boy lying in bed, using the light of the moon to make shadow puppets on his bedroom walls. While experimenting with forms, he summons the spirit of a huge, fruity, bird-like creature with the profile of an owl, and the feathers of an ostrich. The creature shares a brief, romantic exchange with the boy before swallowing him whole, and then regurgitating, twisting and compressing his indigestible parts into a gizzard-shaped ball. In the end, the owl flies out the window, leaving the boy standing naked and cold in his room. The boy ultimately finds resolve by creating a gliding, self-representational plane, symbolically reuniting with the owl.

  • Accession #: 2807a
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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