Run Into Peace presents a text adapted from the writings of Meister Eckhart, a controversial mystic, priest and religious teacher from 14th century Germany, who did much to vernacularize the religious contemplative life.
The text is simple and simultaneously self-contradictory; it recalls a world where language did not have to mean but could merely express, a world where the self knew better than to attempt defining the world. The images are also often contradictory, juxtaposed in flowing layers: highway landscapes, blood maps, vacant rooms, hands against the ceiling, glowing streetlights, invading icons, circular staircases.
Dedicated to Louis F. Capson [1944-96]
Produced • Virtual Image Productions
Written and directed • Douglas Porter
Narration • David Renton
Soundtrack • Steven Naylor
Funding • Canada Council for the Arts
Format • 12:57 minutes • SD • NTSC • © 1998
Distribution • www.vtape.org