©Ian Clark / 2013
MMXIII is an intermedia project encompassing cinema, performance, and visual art. A feature-length, experimental self-portrait sits at the center of a broad body of inquiry into cinema, light, technology, and nature.
Art objects and related conceptual gestures lend themselves to a larger narrative.
We are a culture increasingly immersed in screens, and MMXIII explores this immersion.
USA/ HD/ Color/ 67min/ 2013
Ian Clark, Nandan Rao, Sarah Nance, Robert Collier Beam (voice)
Directed, edited, photographed, produced by
An experimental self-portrait, MMXIII explores phenomenological subtlety, intersections of construct and verité, and the ways in which technology, landscape, and beauty coalesce. Here, an artist's reflexive gestures investigate moving images and the nature of image construction, blurring lines between cinema, still photography, and performance art.
Date of Production
Dec 2011—Dec 2012 / USA
"There is a beautiful balance between [the] visual and sound design, and ideas gently emerge as to how we relate to nature, technology, and the past. Somehow in the end, I felt more story and emotion watching MMXIII than in most films I see." — Patrick Wang