Trio

super-8, color, silent, 7.5 min
scans not available
"The following films were all made in 1976. I do not wish to describe them. "When I entered films in the Experimental Film Competition of the 1958 World's Fair, I included the following statement in ...
Rental formats: 16mm $30.00, super8 $30.00

About

"The following films were all made in 1976. I do not wish to describe them.
"When I entered films in the Experimental Film Competition of the 1958 World's Fair, I included the following statement in protest to their demand for a 'summary of the subject' (description). I've finally got around to reading my own statement and taking it seriously. In 1958 I did provide descriptions of each film entered– my only mistake. Now I simply quote the clarity of that long ago protest, finally comprehended:
"'I want it understood that this "summary" is written for identification purposes only and that it is not intended as a statement by the artist on his work. It is my belief that statements by the artist, particularly in print, are so associated with his work as to become appendages to that work and, aesthetically speaking, would better have been included in that work in the first place.
"'If a film is a work of moving visual art, it is its own subject and subject only to itself. The extent to which a film can be described is the extent to which it is deficient as a work of visual art. If the "summary of the subject" of a film can be interpreted as that which is intended to inspire perception in the viewer, rather than as that which attempts to describe the film for the viewer, then (the title) is my "summary of the subject.'
"P.S. Images of myself in TRIO are by Bruce Baillie."–S.B.
On the 16mm enlargements:
"The Following Super 8mm films (listed below) have been optically enlarged to 16mm. Some have 'translated' better than others, but all of them have benefited color-wise from this process due to the careful supervision of the transfer; and it was my enthusiasm about the possibilities of color-control during optical 'blow-up' which inspired the series of films shot in Super-8MM ONLY to be shown in 16mm (all those 16mms listed above to be shown 'at 18 f.p.s.'): thus the entire procedure of making these enlargements has provided a crucial turning-point in my work. The films listed below should, perhaps, be regarded as translations from Super-imm work; and it would be interesting, in that context, to show Super-8mm and 16mm versions of the same films in conjunction. Then, also, this procedure has made it possible to show this very important series of films in auditoriums which cannot accomodate 8mm."-S.B.

Films

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    Interim
    Experimental

    Interim
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 24 min
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    Desistfilm
    Experimental

    Desistfilm
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 7 min
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    In Between
    Experimental

    In Between
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, sound, 9.5 min
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    Reflections on Black
    Experimental

    Reflections on Black
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 12 min
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    The Way to Shadow Garden
    Experimental

    The Way to Shadow Garden
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
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    The Wonder Ring
    Experimental

    The Wonder Ring
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 4 min
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    Loving
    Experimental

    Loving
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 4 min
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    Nightcats
    Experimental

    Nightcats
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 8 min
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    Daybreak & Whiteye
    Experimental

    Daybreak & Whiteye
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 8 min
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    Anticipation of the Night
    Experimental

    Anticipation of the Night
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 40 min
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    Cat's Cradle
    Experimental

    Cat's Cradle
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 6 min
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    • Spiritual / Mystical
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    Sirius Remembered
    Experimental

    Sirius Remembered
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 10.5 min
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    Wedlock House: An Intercourse
    Experimental

    Wedlock House: An Intercourse
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, silent, 11 min
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    Window Water Baby Moving
    Experimental

    Window Water Baby Moving
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 12 min
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    • Body
    • Biography / Autobiography
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    Centuries of June
    Experimental

    Centuries of June
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 10 min
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    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Gnir Rednow
    Experimental

    Gnir Rednow
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 10 min
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    The Dead
    Experimental

    The Dead
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 11 min
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    Films by Stan Brakhage: An Avant-Garde Home Movie
    Experimental

    Films by Stan Brakhage: An Avant-Garde Home Movie
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 3.5 min
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    Prelude: Dog Star Man
    Experimental

    Prelude: Dog Star Man
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 25 min
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    Thigh Line Lyre Triangular
    Experimental

    Thigh Line Lyre Triangular
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 9 min
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    Blue Moses
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Blue Moses
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10.5 min
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    • Spiritual / Mystical
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    Dog Star Man: Part I
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Dog Star Man: Part I
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 30 min
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    • Philosophical
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Dog Star Man: Part II
    Experimental

    Dog Star Man: Part II
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 5.5 min
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    • Environment / Nature
    • Arts / Artists
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    Mothlight
    Experimental

    Mothlight
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 4 min
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    • Environment / Nature
    • Hand-Processed
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    Oh Life—A Woe Story—The A Test News
    Experimental

    Oh Life—A Woe Story—The A Test News
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, silent, 5 min
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    Dog Star Man (Complete)
    Experimental

    Dog Star Man (Complete)
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 75 min
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    • Philosophical
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Environment / Nature
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Family
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    Dog Star Man: Part III
    Experimental

    Dog Star Man: Part III
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 7.5 min
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    • Environment / Nature
    • Family
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    Dog Star Man: Part IV
    Experimental

    Dog Star Man: Part IV
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 6 min
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    • History
    • Philosophical
    • Spiritual / Mystical
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    The Art of Vision
    Experimental

    The Art of Vision
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 250 min
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    3 Films: Blue White/Bloodstone/Vein
    Experimental

    3 Films: Blue White/Bloodstone/Vein
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 8 min
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    • History
    • Children / Youth
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    Black Vision
    Experimental

    Black Vision
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 2.5 min
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    • Environment / Nature
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
    • Psychology / Mental Health
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    Fire of Waters
    Experimental

    Fire of Waters
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
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    Pasht
    Experimental

    Pasht
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 5 min
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    • Environment / Nature
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    Two: Creeley/McClure
    Experimental

    Two: Creeley/McClure
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 5 min
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    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
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    Zone Moment
    Experimental

    Zone Moment
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, sound, 3 min
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    Polite Madness
    Experimental

    Polite Madness
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 2.5 min
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    • Arts / Artists
    • Hand-Processed
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 1
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 1
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 24.5 min
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    • Children / Youth
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
    • Psychology / Mental Health
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    The Horseman, The Woman And The Moth
    Experimental

    The Horseman, The Woman And The Moth
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 19 min
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    • Hand-Processed
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    My Mountain: Song 27
    Experimental

    My Mountain: Song 27
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 24.25 min
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    My Mountain: Song 27: Part 2: Rivers
    Experimental

    My Mountain: Song 27: Part 2: Rivers
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 32.75 min
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 2
    Experimental

    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 2
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 40 min
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 3
    Experimental

    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 3
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 27.5 min
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    The Animals of Eden and After
    Experimental

    The Animals of Eden and After
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 35 min
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    Eyes
    Experimental

    Eyes
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 35.5 min
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    The Machine of Eden
    Experimental

    The Machine of Eden
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 11 min
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 4
    Experimental

    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 4
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 46 min
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    Sexual Meditation: #1 Motel
    Experimental

    Sexual Meditation: #1 Motel
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 7 min
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    The Weir-Falcon Saga
    Experimental

    The Weir-Falcon Saga
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 29 min
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