Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees

Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees ★★★★

I got a heavy Craig Baldwin vibe from this, what with the jury-rigged sci-fi, use of found footage, baroque narration, and criticisms of the military. But while Baldwin is more of a culture jammer with a documentarian streak, writer/director/star David Blair works in more abstract moves, preferring to focus on a singular mix of cyberpunk, metaphysics, and fractal mise-en-scène. It's as if an outsider video artist got a hold of (a) some the earliest available digital non-linear editing software and (b) a bee farm and just went to town. What's left is a fine piece of surreal digital psychedelia that constantly shifts perspective and focus, and runs on pure associative energy.