Works In The Field

16mm, color, silent, 39.5 min
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WORKS IN THE FIELD consists of a series of short films which make use of computer generated mattes to break up and reconstitute mountain landscapes, Manhattan cityscapes, images from POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY, ...
Rental format: 16mm $80.00

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WORKS IN THE FIELD consists of a series of short films which make use of computer generated mattes to break up and reconstitute mountain landscapes, Manhattan cityscapes, images from POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY, ARTFORUM covers, and a TV news program. When this is combined with a found documentary about a family life in Malaysia, the film becomes an essay on reading. The computer grid subdivides the screen into a system of rectangles which can be opened or closed. When opened, we see what is directly underneath the rectangle; when closed, we see a black block. Both the size and the speed at which the blocks opens or close can be regulated. The effect is like an accelerated game of Concentration. The open rectangles allow us to catch glimpses of images behind them. Initially it interferes with our ability to recognize objects but after a while it allows recognition. This recognition is thereby freed from the Renaissance perspective built into the photographic lens. The peculiar juxtaposition of the gridded sections and the Malaysia footage formulates an inquiry into the nature of meaning and representation in cinema.

Films

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    Tree
    Experimental

    Tree
    Bill Brand

    16mm, black and white, sound, 8 min
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    • Environment / Nature
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    Always Open/Never Closed
    Experimental

    Always Open/Never Closed
    Bill Brand

    16mm, color, silent, 11.5 min
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    • Structural
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    Pong Ping Pong
    Installation

    Pong Ping Pong
    Bill Brand

    16mm, black and white, sound, 25 min
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    Moment
    Experimental

    Moment
    Bill Brand

    16mm, black and white, sound, 23.5 min
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    • Structural
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    Zip-Tone-Cat-Tune
    Experimental

    Zip-Tone-Cat-Tune
    Bill Brand

    16mm, color, silent, 8 min
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    Demolition of a Wall
    Experimental

    Demolition of a Wall
    Bill Brand

    16mm, black and white, sound, 27 min
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    • Films About Film
    • Structural
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    Touch Tone Phone Film
    Experimental

    Touch Tone Phone Film
    Bill Brand

    16mm, black and white, sound, 7.5 min
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    • Philosophical
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    Angular Momentum: Acts of Light  Part 2
    Experimental

    Angular Momentum: Acts of Light Part 2
    Bill Brand

    16mm, color, sound, 20 min
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    • Films About Film
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    Circles of Confusion: Acts Of Light  Part 3
    Experimental

    Circles of Confusion: Acts Of Light Part 3
    Bill Brand

    16mm, color, sound, 14.5 min
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    • Films About Film
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    Rate of Change: Acts of Light  Part 1
    Experimental

    Rate of Change: Acts of Light Part 1
    Bill Brand

    16mm, color, sound, 17 min
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    • Films About Film
    • Structural
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    Cartoons
    Animation
    Experimental

    Cartoons
    Bill Brand

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 39.5 min
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    • Films About Film
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    The Trail to Koskimo, His First Hunt
    Animation
    Experimental

    The Trail to Koskimo, His First Hunt
    Bill Brand

    16mm, color, sound, 34 min
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    Split Decision
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Split Decision
    Bill Brand

    16mm, color, sound, 15 min
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    Chuck's Will's Widow
    Experimental

    Chuck's Will's Widow
    Bill Brand

    16mm, color, silent, 12 min
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    • Landscape / Architecture
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    Coalfields
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Coalfields
    Bill Brand

    16mm & DVD (sale only), color, sound, 38.5 min
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    • Landscape / Architecture
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    Home Less Home
    Documentary

    Home Less Home
    Bill Brand

    16mm, color, sound, 75 min
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    • Political / Social Activism
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    Suite
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Suite
    Bill Brand

    color, sound, 28 min
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    Skinside Out
    Experimental

    Skinside Out
    Bill Brand

    color, sound, 10 min
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    Swan's Island
    Experimental

    Swan's Island
    Bill Brand

    color, sound, 5 min
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    Masstransiscope
    Documentary
    Installation

    Masstransiscope
    Bill Brand

    color, sound, 10 min
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    Susie's Ghost
    Experimental

    Susie's Ghost
    Bill Brand

    16mm, color, sound, 7 min
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    • Family
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Personal / Diary / Journal