50 hours of Beurssc5ouwburg
22. Experimental in 1965

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22. Experimental in 1965

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FR 06.02.2015 16:00

Five 16 mm movies, as old as Beursschouwburg!

© Kenneth Anger / courtesy Arsenal
© Kenneth Anger / courtesy Arsenal

© Peter Grobe / courtesy Arsenal
© Peter Grobe / courtesy Arsenal

© Marie Menken / courtesy Arsenal
© Marie Menken / courtesy Arsenal

© James Whitney / courtesy Light Cone
© James Whitney / courtesy Light Cone

James Whitney Lapis


Hypnotic and trance inducing kaleidoscopic patterns, created using primitive computer equipment, oscillate in and out in an array of colours set to Indian sitar music.
10 min.

Kenneth Anger Kustom Kar Kommando

In this 3 minute short, a young man is seen buffing a customized ‘hot rod’ (1930’s classical car) to the tune of Dream Lover by The Paris Sisters. Anger's original intent for Kustom Kar Kommandos was to create a feature length film centering on the role of cars as fetish objects among young American males, but only this short was realized.
4 min

Peter Grobe Schnitte

A graphical experiment in four parts in which an image of a girl's face is sliced into strips, moving horizontally or vertically in alternating cycles against each other.

8 min

Marie Menken Lights

A sensual and joyful abstract film celebrating light, colour and movement in every frame. Christmas decorations, motion-blurred neon and car brake lights turn into a form of handwriting using the camera as a writing device.

6 min

Jud Yalkut Turn Turn Turn

© Jud Yalkut / courtesy Light Cone

A psychedelic short made together with Nam June Paik, consisting of found footage of different light sources such as moving reflected lights, strobed lights, and the pure white light from the cathode ray tube. The soundtrack for the film is a sampled and modified version of Turn! Turn! Turn! by the Byrds.

10 min

Duration = 38 min.