Colen Fitzgibbon

Internal Systems (1975) DVD_NTSC, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about film, structural, technology

"In one of her more minimalist films, the viewer is presented with nothing but a blank monochromatic frame slowly shifting through various intensities of color saturation, flickering / shuttering repeatedly from light-to-dark (and back again) for a duration of 45 minutes. The only hint of information we have to navigate through this complex and difficult film is at the head and tail of the film, in the rolling text "credits" introduced as positive at the head of the film and negative at the end. Technical information such as film stock, film speed, film length, camera lens, shutter, projector, and a host of other data appear on the screen like hieroglyphs of some secret language to be decoded. Whether we know what this cybernetic schemata means or not, Internal System abandons us to the pure phenomenological ecstasies of cinematic temporality- the reveries of a radical filmic monochromism. At the end of the sojourn the titles repeat but in negative, as if the experience of their effects - purely visceral rather than analytical - offer no direct correlation to the mechanism they wield." -Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder, Catalogue for the Independent Film Show 7th Edition, Naples, Italy

It seemed interesting to make a film that was concerned with no more than its own theory and mechanics as content of the film. Simultaneously, I was interested in logical structures, what the mechanics of logic were. In a recording system could it record its own process, expose its mechanics. A problem like trying to see the back of ones head. C.F.

4 sections of the same time in the same place. - C.F.

Rental: $40.00

Colen Fitzgibbon

Restoring Appearances To Order In 12 Minutes (1975) DVD_NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: structural

The filmmaker performs her solitary act of cleaning. A static camera tightly frames the studio sink dirty with paint and other residue while the artist engages in a concerted ritual of scrubbing and scrapping...a treatise on the over-cleanliness of certain reductivist gestures in the history of art making.

Rental: $20.00

Colen Fitzgibbon

Found Film Flashes (1973) DVD_NTSC, black and white, 3.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage

A collage of recurring speech fragments, which provide a patchy voice-over "commentary" which skids across a sampling of found film.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Colen Fitzgibbon

Fm/Trcs (1974) 16mm, DVD_NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about film, structural, technology

FM/TRCS is a study of image destruction and its subsequent effect on recognition and suggestion of new images. The film is a series of images and recorded sound of a woman getting dressed re-edited into short sequences and optically printed until the high contrast characteristics of the film refuses to carry the image. I attempted to combine my images with the film process carried to its extreme processes of disintegration. By using film's own process of increasing contrast in copying the image passes beyond recognition. Not merely rephotographing, but using that process which is always an increase or decrease of light through the original to the print, exaggerating this process by certain high contrast film stocks. Rephotography or duplication interests me as a natural occurence to all film reprinted over several generations of film; it is a slow evolution of image recognition. Disintegration is one method of examining established structures similar to painters and sculptors. --C. F.

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

Colen Fitzgibbon

An Interview with Hiroshi Teshigahara (1990) DVD NTSC, color, 3:45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Colen Fitzgibbon

COLAB Compilation: Time Square Show Ads / X Magazine Benefit (1978-1980) DVD NTSC, color and b/w, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

COLAB Compilation by Coleen Fitzgibbon: TIMES SQUARE SHOW ADS, 1980, color, sound, 2:45 min. Three TV ads were created and paid for by Colab to announce its upcoming Times Square Show for the month of June, 1980 in a massage parlor building on W. 41st at 7th Avenue with over 150 artists involved. X MAGAZINE BENEFIT FILM, 1978, b/w, sound, 12 min. This film was made from the punk rock music benefit at 66 E. 4th St., NYC; with six bands donating proceeds for issues 2 & 3 of X Magazine by Colab. Three of the bands are recorded on the film: DNA, James Chance and the Contortions and Boris Policeband with one song each. Film by C. Fitzgibbon & Alan Moore 1978/2011.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Colen Fitzgibbon

Coleen Fitzgibbon: Diary Films & Micro Films (1974-2011) DVD NTSC, color and b/w, 124 min

Genre: Experimental

For the past few years, Coleen Fitzgibbon has been actively preserving and screening her early Super-8 and 16mm films, many of them not screened since the mid-70s. DVD 1: Diary Films, features intimate cinemativ sketches, portraits, travelouges, and home movies. DVD 2: Micro Films, features hyper-kinetic works made with a special "microfilm" camera used to photograph and preserve paper documents on a roll of 16mm film. DVD 1: DIARY FILMS -- Contains "Trip to Carolee", "L.E.S.", "TRCS", "Restoring Appearances to Order in 12 Minutes", "Make a Movie", and "X Magazine Benefit". DVD 2: Micro Films -- Contains "Daily News", "Der Spiegel", "I.S. Migration", "Document", "Dictionary", "Time".

Rental: $80.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $80.00

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