Acts of Light: Circles of Confusion
- Bill Brand |
- 1974 |
- 15 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
ACTS OF LIGHT is a trilogy consisting of RATE OF CHANGE, ANGULAR MOMENTUM, and CIRCLES OF CONFUSION. Together they develop a study of pure color based on the notion that film is essentially change rather than motion. The films build one on the other as first pure change, then relational change, and finally, irrational change. They can be seen together or as separate works.
A DVD-R of this trilogy is available for purchase.
In CIRCLES OF CONFUSION, circles of colored light (red, green, blue) pulsate and flicker as they move around the frame. Where they intersect, they display a variety of secondary colors. The term, circles of confusion belongs to the physics of the lenses. Here it has to do with the focus of light. It refers to the focus of mental and emotional energies as an irrational system for composing a film.