Set Aside the Cobwebs in the Sky (Gently Open Your Eyes to Sleep)

Set Aside the Cobwebs in the Sky (Gently Open Your Eyes to Sleep), is an experimental multi-channel live cinema performance and installation based on four musical movements. Thematically, Cobwebs embarks on a journey through anti-nostalgia, fragmentation, confusion, powerlessness, loss of identity, manufactured masculinity, and the lasting residue of the past.

  • Jonathan Joy
    Director
    Fugue Country, The Approximate Human, Beautiful Language, and Method Behind My Madness
  • Jonathan Joy
    Writer
    Fugue Country, The Approximate Human, Beautiful Language, and Method Behind My Madness
  • Jonathan Joy
    Producer
    Fugue Country, The Approximate Human, Beautiful Language, and Method Behind My Madness
  • Jonathan Joy
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Joy
    Cinematography
    Fugue Country, The Approximate Human, Beautiful Language, and Method Behind My Madness
  • Jimm Needle
    Cinematography
    Fugue Country, The Approximate Human and Method Behind My Madness
  • Jonathan Joy
    Soundtrack
    Fugue Country, The Approximate Human, Beautiful Language, and Method Behind My Madness
  • Matt Schroeder
    Soundtrack
    Fugue Country and The Approximate Human
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Live Cinema, Slow Cinema
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 17, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Scarlet
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jonathan Joy

Jonathan Joy is a Pennsylvania-based experimental moving-image maker and sound artist. He has an extensive production design skill set in cinema, non-linear narratives, sonic explorations, and custom-built instrumentation.

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Director Statement

My blend of sound and moving images speaks to an array of components at the intersection of immersion, embodiment, communication, engagement, temporality, proprioception, tactility, and fractal spaces. My explorations and experimentation in the cinematic and media arts is focused on the active, participatory process of observation, absorption, affect, bodily movements and the deceleration of time in the cinematic dispositif.