Early Abstractions [VHS]

ISBN 13: 9786303504452

Early Abstractions [VHS]

 
9786303504452: Early Abstractions [VHS]
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An anthology of Harry Smith's films 1-5, 7, and 10 Films No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10. 16mm 1939-1956 color 23' No. 1: Hand-drawn animation of dirty shapes - the history of the geologic period reduced to orgasm length. No. 2: Batiked animation, etc., etc. The action takes place either inside the sun or in Zurich, Switzerland. No. 3: Batiked animation made of dead squares, the most complex hand-drawn film imaginable. No. 4: Black and white abstractions of dots and grillworks made in a single night. No. 5: Color abstraction. Homage to Oskar Fischinger -- a sequel to No. 4. No. 7: Optically printed Pythagoreanism in four movements supported on squares, circles, grillwork, and triangles with an interlude concerning an experiment. No. 10: An exposition of Buddhism and the Kaballa in the form of a collage. The final scene shows Agaric mushrooms growing on the moon while the Hero and Heroine row by on a cerebrum.

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