Standish Lawder

Standish
Lawder

Standish Lawder was an American artist, art historian and inventor, who contributed to the structural film movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Films

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    Runaway
    Animation
    Experimental

    Runaway

    Standish Lawder

    16mm, color, sound, 5.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Films About Film
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    Eleven Different Horses
    Experimental

    Eleven Different Horses

    Standish Lawder

    16mm, color, sound, 3.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Corridor
    Experimental

    Corridor

    Standish Lawder

    16mm, black and white, sound, 22.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Structural
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    Necrology
    Experimental

    Necrology

    Standish Lawder

    16mm, black and white, sound, 11.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Political / Social Activism
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    Colorfilm
    Experimental

    Colorfilm

    Standish Lawder

    16mm, color, sound, 2.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Films About Film
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    Dangling Participle
    Experimental

    Dangling Participle

    Standish Lawder

    16mm, black and white, sound, 17 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Comedy
    • Found Footage
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    Roadfilm
    Animation
    Experimental

    Roadfilm

    Standish Lawder

    16mm, color, sound, 1.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Comedy
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    Sunday In Southbury
    Experimental

    Sunday In Southbury

    Standish Lawder

    16mm, color, sound, 7.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Biography & Autobiography
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    Raindance
    Animation
    Experimental

    Raindance

    Standish Lawder

    16mm, color, sound, 16 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Found Footage

Biography

Standish Lawder attended Williams College and the National Autonomous University of Mexico as an undergraduate, studied at the University of Munich, and received his PhD in art history from Yale University where his thesis dealt with relationships between modern art and film during the teens and 20's. He has also written on other aspects of film history, principally Griffith, Eisenstein, and the German Expressionist cinema.

As an artist, Lawder worked as a painter until about 1962 when he became involved in projected light art, multi-media photography and film. Lawder made about twenty-five films which have been screened at numerous film festivals and museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and others. He conducted research on the nature of optical space and the psychology and physiology of perception with a particular interest in stereoscopy. Before joining the Visual Arts Department in 1975, Lawder had been a member of the faculty at Yale University and held the Henry Luce Visiting Professorship of Film Studies at Harvard in 1972-73. He retired in 1996. Standish Lawder died on June 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.