Nancy Graves

VHS compilation () VHS NTSC, , min

Genre: Experimental

Contains the following three films: 200 Stills; Goulimine; Izy Boukir (1970) vhs, color, sound, 36 min, rental: 150.00 All films originally on 16mm color film

Rental: $150.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $150.00

Nancy Graves

Isy Boukir (1971) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 16 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: nature

Film rental: 50.00, video rental: 50.00, video sale: 400.00 ISY BOUKIR contains footage filmed in the Sahara during eighteen days. I wanted to extend sequences in GOULIMINE, 1970 and to a greater degree permit the animal motions to determine structure. An arriflex was often positioned five to ten feet from the animals. In New York, partite animal forms were seperated into two segments: as walking and as graduated motion. Through the edited sequential duration, camel morphology vies with the viewer's inherent anthropomorphism... This film is the most successful in that the impression of these animals as primordial beings existing in barren yet awesomely beautiful surroundings far outweighs a consciousness of complicated editing and sound relationships.--N. G. "ISY BOUKIR is not exactly a study of camels--though unavoidably it is full of the material for such a study--but rather a study of the way in a flock of camels, individual camels, and parts of a camels, occupy the space available to the camera frame. This may sound preteniously abstract, but Ms. Graves's film is precise and wonderfully particular, and as appreciativee of its camels as of the controlled rhythms of their surges across the screen, the slight shifting of their legs, the curves of their extended necks. It is altogethter beautiful, rich, assured, tactful and intensive filmmaking."--Roger Greenspun, New York Times

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Nancy Graves

Aves: Magnificent Frigate Bird, Great Flamingo (1973) DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 23.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment nature

We have tried to achieve a multi-layered mobile space -- if you will -- by means of the disparate motion of overlapping forms in flight. The frigate bird and flamingo were selected for their distinct light profile and unique movement. The film frame is a translation of my drawings. Sequential structuring of related forms in flight establishes the flow of content. The frame is contained in and moves through a limited sky determined in each segment by the peculiarities of the flight. Flight motion empirically introduces a perimental illusion of space as well as an illusion of distance between the film surface and viewer.

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Nancy Graves

Gouimime (1970) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment nature

Gouimime, 1970 was filmed in the Sahara. Edited in New York at a ratio of ten to one, the movements of groups of animals in a camel market are related to establish a structural rhythm of body motions. I read Eisenstein. I ignored narrative and documentary possibilities. The sound was both wild and sync on four tracks. It augmented the visual opulence of the final footage. N.G.

16mm Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Nancy Graves

Reflections on the Moon (1974) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, black and white, 28.5 min

Explores as black and white abstraction the passage of motion picture film over a static surface comprised of two hundred odd stills of the lunar surface. Film sequences are structured by camera motion over the field, by reversing the filmed image, by inversion of the static image, by the use of the zoom, the pull back, pan: from top to bottom and reverse, left to right and reverse. Seismic sound was created on an oscillator.--N. G.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

Nancy Graves

200 Stills at 60 Frames (1970) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment nature

In 1970 Graves made the first of five films. Each one was preceded by travel and research, and though the images are "representational", the films are fundamentally abstract in their exploration of color, light, form, and surface. She considered 200 Stills at 60 Frames and Goulimine, her earliest films about the camel, as study projects.

16mm Rental: $45.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $200.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $400.00

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