Beverly Conrad

Coming Attractions (1970) 16mm, color, 77 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

"Coming Attractions" looks backward moment into the memories and forward into the future of Francis Francine (who first appeared in Flaming Creatures), an elegantly dowdy transvestite of, and indeed beyond, a certain age. The memories, haunted by a Spirit of Seductions Past suggest a generally lurid life of sumptuous sex and questionable liaisons.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Beverly Conrad

Straight and Narrow (1970) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, music

Straight and Narrow is a study in subjective color and visual rhythm. Although it is printed on black and white film, the hypnotic pacing of the images will cause viewers to experience a programmed gamut of hallucinatory color effects. Straight And Narrow uses the flicker phenomenon, not as an end in itself, but as an effectuator of other related phenomena. In this film the colors which are so illusory in The Flicker are visible and under the programmed control of the filmmaker. Also, by using images which alternate in a vibrating flickering schedule, a new impression of motion and texture is created.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Beverly Conrad

Four Square (1971) 16mm, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Co-maker Tony Conrad.

Note: A four-screen film. Stereo 1/2-track tape--will produce stereo on 1/4-track machines--included, along with complete setup and projection instruction, four separate film reels, and a diagrammatic program note.

"FOUR SQUARE is designed for simultaneous projection by four projectors, on four screens arranged in a square which encloses the audience. In practice it is sometimes necessary to conform the distribution of projectors and screens to the available space. In so doing, a rule of thumb should be that the screens should be separated from one another as much and as symmetrically as possible, and the projectors should roughly face one another, in pairs. The audience, if seated, would do best to sit where it is possible to see two screens ahead and two off to the sides. A diagram of one such arrangement is included with the projectionist's instructions. The two loud-speakers should be widely separated and at opposite sides of the audience.

"This film extends the viewer-film relationship out into the space of the environment. Colors are introduced in such a way that they unbalance the normal receptivity of the viewer's eye to color. Then, throughout the simultaneity of very short events in different areas of the viewing area, relationships are developed around the varying speed of perception in different areas of the viewer's visual field.

"FOUR SQUARE is basically a film about Red, the space, and time. The sound is a tape of composition, 'Emergency Landing', which supports the free in interpolation of atmospheric events into the ambient space" -- Tony & Beverly Conrad

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

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