THE DIATOMIST is a short documentary about Klaus Kemp, master of the Victorian art of diatom arrangement. Diatoms are single cell algae that create jewel-like glass shells around themselves. Microscopists of the Victorian era would arrange them into complex patterns, invisible to the naked eye but spectacular when viewed under magnification. Klaus Kemp has devoted…
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the look of sound. the sound of movement.
A chorus of women are borne from the movements of a single dancer in this dreamlike “pas de trente-deux” in this short directed by Michael Langan and Terah Maher, with the music by Steve Reich.