Wu Ming

1970 - 1977

Dir. James Whitney, 16mm Color 00:17:00

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WU MING (1977), the "water" film, uses the opening words of the Tao Te Ching as its title: "No Name." The full passage reads: "At the beginning of Heaven and Earth, there were no names. Names created millions of things. Without desire, there is mystery; but with desire, there are only things. All begins the same, but names make it different." This enigmatic passage suits this contemplative film. Once Dwija has clarified and sensitized the viewer's vision, Wu Ming offers one of the most lucid and rewarding experiences on film. [Source: iotaCenter website]