Water Falling From One World to Another

1980, 36 min, color, sound

Water Falling From One World to Another addresses physical and metaphysical realities. Feingold begins with an image of a log; what appears to be a technical flaw is revealed to be an image recorded backwards in slow motion. Playing with representation, he juxtaposes still photos and television footage with signs and symbols. Utilizing the basic components and mechanisms of video editing (straight cuts, color fields, search control), Feingold constructs a vision of the world predicated on visual metaphor emerging from the subconscious — what he terms the "structuring of signifying chains to reproduce, in an encyclopedic form, an epic philosophical meditation."