Rhythms

  • Len Lye |
  • 1935-1980 |
  • 47 minutes |
  • COLOR |
  • SOUND

*TEMPORARILY OUT-OF-STOCK*

PAL - Region Free DVD (you must have an All-Region player for this DVD to work)

Includes the following films

A COLOUR BOX 1935 35mm 4 '
KALEIDOSCOPE 1935 35mm 4 '
THE BIRTH OF THE ROBOT 1936 35mm 7 '
RAINBOW DANCE 1936 35mm 5 '
TRADE TATTOO 1937 35mm 5 '
COLOUR FLIGHT 1938 35mm 4 '
SWINGING THE LAMBETH WALK 1939 35mm 4 '
COLOR CRY 1953 16mm 3 '
RHYTHM 1957 16mm 1 '
FREE RADICALS 1958 1979 16mm 4 '
PARTICLES IN SPACE 1967-1971, 1980 16mm 4 '
TAL FARLOW 1960 1980 16mm 2 '

"The only big movies in film history are those created in the spirit of experimental filmmaker. "
- Len Lye

A major figure in experimental cinema, Len Lye was also a renowned kinetic sculptor, an innovative theorist, painter and writer. He invented the "direct cinema" - facts without camera film - painting and scratching on film falls back in other films, exposing the film in the shade of various objects, or practicing a number experimental techniques of color printing. "Since we are able to compose music, it should be possible to compose the movement. After all, there are melodic figures, why would not there be figures of motion? " - Len Lye Includes a 28 page booklet with texts by David Curtis, Roger Horrocks and Len Lye on his films. Published with the participation of: The Len Lye Foundation, Centre Pompidou (modern art museum), Les Editions Centre Pompidou, The Post Office Film & Video Library, Shell Film & Video Unit, Shell Services Int'l, The British Tourist Authority. A Colour Box, Rainbow Dance, Birth of the Robot, Trade Tattoo and Swinging the Lambeth Walk Supplied by the British Film Institute, Whose National Film and Television Archive preserved HAS thesis film and Carried out restoration work on A Colour Box and Rainbow Dance.