Artist Projects

Daylight Moon


Lewis Klahr

“Lewis Klahr’s collage films have always mimed the processes of memory by pulling together the discards of contemporary life (images from ads, text books, or comic books, objects such as game pieces, menus, playing cards) into scenarios that seem like some Hollywood film dimly remembered. In Daylight Moon, he reaches even further back, to try to recall the moments in which a small child configures the world out of patterns of visual fascination, a mode of seeing that relies on touch and the feel of things rather than deep space. One of his most abstract films, Daylight Moon rarely reveals a human figure. Instead of characters, Klahr gives us the play of enigmatic spaces and empty sites that promise both the invitation of desire and the discovery of crime.“
 – Tom Gunning

Project Updates

  • 2010: Daylight Moon screens at Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of Creative Capital film festival

  • 2002: Daylight Moon is presented in Views From the Avant Garde at the New York Film Festival

  • 2005: Daylight Moon is screened as part of Lumen and the Leeds International Film Festival in England

  • 2006: Daylight Moon is screened as part of the Jack H. Skirball Screening Series at REDCAT