Rate of Change: Acts of Light Part 1

16mm, color, sound, 17 min
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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 and ...
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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 and not 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. This section has no original, no frames, only slowly continuously shifting colors, cycling around the perimeter of the spectrum. The changes are so slow as to be unseen, yet they alter perception of the color.

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    A modular program of 16mm films that involve special instructions to the projectionist, curator, or spectator, underscoring the performative dimensions of cinematic exhibition. Venues wishing to exhibit a version of the program are encouraged to curate individual combinations of films from the list below that reflect their own interests, equipment, and exhibition spaces.

Films

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    Tree
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    Tree
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    Always Open/Never Closed
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    Always Open/Never Closed
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    • Structural
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    Pong Ping Pong
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    Pong Ping Pong
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    16mm, black and white, sound, 25 min
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    Moment
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    Moment
    Bill Brand

    16mm, black and white, sound, 23.5 min
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    • Structural
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    Zip-Tone-Cat-Tune
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    Zip-Tone-Cat-Tune
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    16mm, color, silent, 8 min
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    Demolition of a Wall
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    Demolition of a Wall
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    16mm, black and white, sound, 27 min
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    • Films About Film
    • Structural
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    Touch Tone Phone Film
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    Touch Tone Phone Film
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    16mm, black and white, sound, 7.5 min
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    • Philosophical
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    Angular Momentum: Acts of Light  Part 2
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    Angular Momentum: Acts of Light Part 2
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    16mm, color, sound, 20 min
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    • Films About Film
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    Circles of Confusion: Acts Of Light  Part 3
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    Bill Brand

    16mm, color, sound, 14.5 min
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    • Films About Film
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    Cartoons
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    Cartoons
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    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 39.5 min
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    The Trail to Koskimo, His First Hunt
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    The Trail to Koskimo, His First Hunt
    Bill Brand

    16mm, color, sound, 34 min
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    Works In The Field
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    Works In The Field
    Bill Brand

    16mm, color, silent, 39.5 min
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    Split Decision
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    Split Decision
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    16mm, color, sound, 15 min
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    Chuck's Will's Widow
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    Chuck's Will's Widow
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    • Landscape / Architecture
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    Coalfields
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    Home Less Home
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    • Political / Social Activism
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    Suite
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    Suite
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    color, sound, 28 min
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    Skinside Out
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    Skinside Out
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    color, sound, 10 min
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    Swan's Island
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    Swan's Island
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    color, sound, 5 min
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    Masstransiscope
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    color, sound, 10 min
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    Susie's Ghost
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    16mm, color, sound, 7 min
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    • Family
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    • Personal / Diary / Journal