Kent Tate: No Rest for the Restless Preview - Single Channel movie. Video & Music: Kent Tate 7:00

 Some stories appear complete, while others do not. Some stories are remembered, while others are forgotten. Some stories obscure, while others reveal. “No Rest for the Restless” is a story drawn from my impressions of our hallucinatory world. A subconscious response to the recognition that we are in the midst of the "Anthropocene period" and the "Holocene extinction." An tumultuous age in which this planet is being transformed into something we may, or may not yet imagine.

Even though somewhat different in shape and form “No Rest for the Restless” is in some ways a subconscious re-imagining of an exhibition I had many years ago of the same name. At that time I found the human project to be astounding and baffling. I continue to be astounded and baffled today.

Filmed on location by Kent Tate in Nevada, Hawaii, Alberta, British Columbia, & Saskatchewan. Additional public domain footage of re-mixed Sci-Fi movie clips from the 1950's and 1970's + a surprise appearance by Donald Rumsfeld.

In 1999 Edward O. Wilson wrote “The Diversity of Life.” In 2007 Naomi Klein wrote “The Shock doctrine.” In 2015 she followed up on that book with “This changes everything.”

Official selection: Unseen - Simultan Festival 2020 - Timisoara, Romania
Official selection: London Experimental International Film Festival, London, UK 
Official selection: 15th International Festival Signs of the Night, Bangkok, Thailand
Official selection: 15th International Festival Signs of the Night, Urbino, Italy
Official selection: Powell River Film Festival, Powell River, Canada

Distributed by The Satellite Video Exchange Society (VIVO Media Arts Centre)