Paul Malone : Movies : Saturn Theory

'Saturn Theory'. Still from movie. 2011

'Saturn Theory' chronicles the events surrounding the replacement of the Earth's original Sun (proto-Saturn) with the one we see in our skies today. This is as described in the ancient Mayan texts of the Popol Vuh. The first scenes are of proto-Saturn as a T-type brown dwarf and its encounter with the Sun's influence. This halcyon time is discovered in the archaeology of towers of stones recalling the myths of the 'Axis Mundi'. Eventually the electric flux that illuminates Saturn is captured by the Sun and the planet takes its place in the solar family, as does the Earth. This movie attempts to embrace the epic using common everyday materials and processes.


Stills below : click 'Play Movie' to view