Rental Format(s): 16mm film

Shot in 1974, this film was made as a portrait of sculptor/animator Robert Breer. COLLIDING was made entirely from Super 8 footage, and it was completed as a silent film in 1977. It could be described as a "structural documentary." The film features Breer putting the finishing touches on one of his "floats" - a nine-foot-high moving pyramid. It tries to create a sense of the collision between his work in sculpture (slow moving) and his animation (rapid fire). All footage in COLLIDING was blown up and optically manipulated. In 1989 I struck new prints of the film and added a soundtrack.

Exhibition: Danish Film Archive; Anthology Film Archives; Theater Vanguard; Carnegie Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, NY.

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