Reversion of the Beast Folk
Reversion of the Beast Folk opens with the view from the passenger seat of a Lamborghini Countach, which screeches through traffic on an endless highway, passing cars inside and out. Cutting to a barren landscape, two figures are seen to emerge from behind a rock and meander through the depth of field. Here Waller, who approaches his work through the reading of classic literature, employs H.G. Wellsâ€™ endlessly perverted The Island of Doctor Moreau as his field of agitation. Reversion of the Beast Folk concerns the conquest of new territory, pre-judgement and swift punishment, and the laying down of a New Law. For the filmâ€™s soundtrack Waller employs Beethovenâ€™s Emperor in collision with recordings of the cameraâ€™s own mechanism. The work climazes with Brazilian Umbanda, music for religious ritual dedicated to the goddess of sex, Pomba Gira.
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