”La terre, il se pourrait bien après tout que ce soit une espèce
de merveilleux petit appareil enregistreur, plaçé là par on ne sait qui,
pour capter tous les bruits qui circulent mystérieusement dans l’Univers.”
Pierre Reverdy - ”En vrac” - 1929

”J’entends tous les bruits de la terre grâce à mes oreilles et mes nerfs de cristal
dans lesquels circulent le feu du ciel et celui des volcans.”
Michel Leiris - ”Le point cardinal” - 1927

"Go, go, go! ... Go! go! ..."
John Lee Hooker


RR by James Benning

My favorite industrial symphony is this James Benning's movie "RR"

"RR" is a deep meditative trip, despite you don't travel with these trains which cross the screen: the travel is an audio and hypnotic one.

James Benning, born in 1942, is an independent filmmaker from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over the course of his 40-year career Benning has made over twenty-five feature-length films. He employed diverse methods, themes, structures, and aesthetics, investigating narrative and anti-narrative modes, personal history, race, collective memory, place, industry, and landscape.

His philosophy of "landscapes as a function of time", so they reveal history, from the specifics of his own autobiography and forays-with-camera to the whole bitter chronicle of American colonial and industrial conquest, class struggle, violence and ecological ravages.
He said : “All my films are an attempt to ask, how liberated am I? Where did I come from? How am I progressing?”

Of course, the original "RR" movie is in a better quality than this capture... but...
listen it loud!

and if you liked "RR", in a similar style, don't miss to look at  2 of the "13 lakes"  
as well the complete movie "10 skies"
and "Far trains", my own audio tribute to James Benning.


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