Jack and Olga Chambers

R-34 (1967) 16mm, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

... a film on the movement and work of Greg Curnoe, but is not intended as a documentary. It is merely my attempt to communicate using his movements and images from his work. "R-34 is the greatest film on the creative process I've yet seen." -- Stan Brakhage.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jack and Olga Chambers

Hart of London (1970) 16mm, color, 79 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

"Jack Chambers is one of Canada's most famous and greatest living painters. Why then have his films been as neglected as they have been? I feel that it is because his films do not arise as an adjunct to his painting (as is true in the case of most other painter film-makers) but that, rather, Jack Chambers has realized the almost opposed aesthetics of paint and film and has created a body of moving pictures so crucially unique as to fright paint buffery: thus his films have inherited a social position kin to that of the films of Joseph Cornell in this country. The fact is that four films of Jack Chambers have changed the whole history of film, despite their neglect, in a way that isn't possible within the field of painting. There are no 'masters' of film in any significant sense whatsoever. There are only 'makers' of film in the original, or at least medieval, sense of the word. Jack Chambers is a true 'maker' of films. He needs no stance, or standing, for he dances attendance upon the coming-into-being of something recognizably new: (and as all is new, always, one must question the veracity of all works, whatever medium, which beseem everything but that truth)." -- Stan Brakhage. Perception is a sensory communication that occurs at a primary level between organisms; through the skin to the core and back through the skin again into the exterior world. HART OF LONDON is that kind of film.

Rental: $125.00
16mm Rental: $125.00

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