The work is an an abstract reconstruction of F.W. Murnau’s 4 Devils (1928), a film of which all known copies are lost. Realised as a limited edition of 50 bookwork/LP’s, Leap of Death uses letterpress printed text, trace monotype printed images, and music to create an atmosphere of the ‘4 Devils’ narrative.
A live iteration of the work incorporating the six-piece ensemble The Archaic Future Players and live projections of the bookwork’s text and image was staged at Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival, Canterbury, 6 May 2014, and Brighton Cinecity Film Festival 6 December, 2014.
This website presents a digital version of the Leap of Death bookwork, which consists of one vinyl LP, six booklets, and three posters, collected in a bound enclosure.
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For a free download of the ‘Leap of Death’ music, please click HERE.
Leap of Death by Robert Stillman and Anna Fewster is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.