For sale on DVD: Len Lye’s ‘rhythms’

Posted November 18th, 2013 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New DVDs, News / Events


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 film– painting and scratching on film falls back in other films, exposing the film in the shade of various objects, or practicing a number of 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?”

This region free DVD includes the following films:

A COLOUR BOX 1935 35 mm 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′

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