Four Rules

Four Rules (2011) is a silent film that uses Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy as a visual and thematic anchor. The viewer here takes my place, and my reading of Descartes’ slim but poetic approach to a philosophy. Descartes speaks of being locked up with his thoughts, trying to determine what is real and what is not, testing and confirming (or denying) a sense of reality for himself.

From a musical perspective, the film has a pulse, or a visual rhythmicity; an insistence that cuts through any brief sense of reality, much like Descartes own self-interrogation and pursuit of truths.