Before artists worked with computers, a series of avant-garde painters such as Oskar Fischinger, Harry Smith and Jordan Belson created a form of non-narrative film that addressed geometry, the possibilities of mathematic combinations, and spirituality. After these visionaries, artists like John Whitney embraced the new synthetic image medium to continue exploring abstract animation. Many artists have followed in their wake, up until the present day.
Based on combinatory figures and logics, Love Torn in a Dream is one of Raoul Ruiz’s most radical films. All the research carried out in films made in the 1990s is set in motion in nine separate but mutually referring and interfering stories that form a philosophical fable where fiction and imagination often overflow the limits of logic.