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CameraLESS Films / Movies without Cameras

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | March 27, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 6pm | Curator Jodie Mack in person!
Thorsten Fleisch, Kosmos (2004). Image courtesy of the artist.
Thorsten Fleisch, Kosmos (2004). Image courtesy of the artist.

For over one hundred years, filmmakers have found ways to emancipate themselves from advanced photographic processes and make films without cameras—by drawing, painting, scratching, or adhering figures and objects directly onto filmstrips. Whether produced meticulously frame-by-frame or playfully in long strips, cameraLESS images possess an inimitable urgency, each frame trembling as it passes through the projector’s light. The Brahmin and the Butterfly (Georges Melies, 1901); Altitude Zero (Lauren Cook, 2004); 32.37 (a.k.a TB TX Dance) (Roger Beebe, 2006); The Garden of Earthly Delights (Stan Brakhage, 1981); Kosmos (Thorsten Fleisch, 2004); Leaf (Charlotte Taylor, 2004); Dots (Norman McLaren, 1940); Scream Tone (Jo Dery, 2002); Zig Zag (Richard Reeves, 1993); Hand-Eye Coordination (Naomi Uman, 2002); Particles in Space (Len Lye, 1979); 1:1 (Richard Reeves, 2001). Organized by Jodie Mack. 1901–2006, various directors, various countries, ca. 60 min, various formats.


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