Starfish Aorta Colossus

Artist Moving Image

Experimental Short, 2025, 8mm to HD Video, 5 mins
Director: Lynne Sachs & Sean Hanley // Poetry: Paolo Javier

Poetry watches film. Film reads poetry. Paolo Javier’s text, Starfish Aorta Colossus (For Frank Lima), is a catalyst for the digital sculpting of an 8mm Kodachrome canvas. Syntactical ruptures and the celebration of nouns illuminate twenty-five years of rediscovered film journeys.

Screenings: The National Gallery of Art, Festival Images Contre Nature, Mono No Aware, Black Maria Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, San Francisco International Film Festival, Athens International Film + Video Festival, The Filmmakers' Coop, Artists' Television Access, New York University, Spectacle Theater, Antimatter, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Transient Visions Festival of the Moving Image, Engauge Experimental Film Festival