Zepo as metapicture of its making

Rossouw, M. P., Apr-2018, In : Short film studies. 8, 1, p. 29-32 4 p.

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  • Martin P. Rossouw

This article addresses Zepo as an extended reflection -a 'metapicture' - on the material conditions by which its sand pictures are made. It examines the film's self-reflexive gestures by tracing its visual-narrative motifs of traces on surfaces (blood spots, footprints), together with covering layers and depth (breakable ice, trappings under snow).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalShort film studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2018


  • self-reflexivity, metapicture, W. J. T. Mitchell, opening shot, surface, trace

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