Purely Human Sleep

1980, 28:43 min, color, sound

Purely Human Sleep portrays postmodern existence as a world "fractured by philosophy, the news, and art." Utilizing still photographs, Feingold creates stream-of-consciousness chains of images to produce "an experience of thoughts and dreams," an encyclopedic index of image and sound. Through devices of metaphor and metonymy, these essays relate thought and image in nonlinear narratives that suggest what he terms "excavations of the unconscious."