Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees

Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees ★★★★½

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What an experience. As if a Windows 95 computer game revealed a secret level and continued to create a new path for the player, a path forever unseen, possibly even forbidden, as an entirely new language and way of seeing is brought to (only) your attention. Deeply personal in meaning and quality to the viewer, its subjectivity is mysterious, roaming from off-kilter Christianity to military expansion to nature footage as a detached entity. The development of technology is seen as something unfathomable. What will we turn into? How will it effect the already damaging processes of life as we understand it? For a film made in 1991, it is lightyears ahead of us. No sense of up or down or any direction in this film, for its imagery and ideas are encompassing, constantly at play, teased merely to invite the viewer further inside. Definitely take this journey.