Friday, September 1, 2017

Screening of The Ah of Life.

The Ah of Life. Written and directed by Banks Helfrich in 2010 is a feature film about theoretical mathematician, Nigel Kline who finds himself the subject of his own vertical time study. Entering into Einstein's relativity, three versions of Nigel face off with each other, weaving time and space in a world of fluid moments.

Banks himself plays Nigel at age 40 while Andrew Knight and John Archer Lundgren pay Nigel at the ages of 18 and 70. The co-producer, Dina Peterson introduced me to the locally produced feature film which was screened at Taste (717 East Smith Street College Park Fl) which has since shut down.

The three versions of Nigel all wake up with the same gestures and mannerisms. They start their day in overlapping moments in the same small home. The sound of a second hand ticking sets the cadence through the whole film. That incessant ticking became a bit maddening. Now is always. In a world where time is vertical, Nigel, stumbles upon his past and future. The weaving of time lays the foundation for Nigel’s acceptance of his own mortality.

At this moment in my life, I am making a digital archive of all the sketches I have done since starting this blog in 2009. The sketches have become a point of contention in an equitable distribution of assets. They must be appraised and given a value in dollars and cents. Each sketch marks the tick of moments of my life. Unpublished moments like this one will surface from my past as I prepare to start life anew.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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