A. Keewatin Dewdney

Four Girls (1967) 16mm, black and white, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

4 girls in front of a camera trying to be as still as possible while shot in a single fram sequence. Alternating with the girls are black spaces and single frame shots of store mannequins, skeletons, dolls, etc. The sound track is applied with household bleach and a fine pen, rows of dots producing the actual sounds heard, a kind of rushing roaring, the way breathing sounds through a stethoscope. The sound is synchronized directly with any live shot, the black spaces being left silent, building to a kind of expectancy as shots continually shorten. --K. D.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

A. Keewatin Dewdney

Malanga (1967) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance

Gerard Malanga reads his poetry for 24 frames, dances to Velvet Underground for 24 frames, reads for 23 frames, dances for 23 frames, reads for 22 frames, etc., until he is doing both things alternately one frame at a time. An experiment in Audio-visual synaesthesia called Discontinuous film. No frame is missed however brief its exposure because the synthaesthesia increases efficiency of both eye and ear. --K. D.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

A. Keewatin Dewdney

Scissors (1967) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists

Kitchen scissors live out a dream life against a strange cardboard land (sea?) scape. They metamorphose from toenail clippers into giant shears. They eat cardboard discs and make love for a living. Occasionally they get eaten by the most horrible monster ever to appear in an animated film. The sound track is a mix of an original track by the film-maker and electronic score by Sidney Hodkinson of Ann Arbor. --K. D.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

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