Louis Hock

Elements (1972) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Beginning with black, the potential, adding only the basis of the film phenomenon, the film ritual, the concepts of causation, and primordial semiotics, the work is an annunciation. --L. H.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Louis Hock

Silent Reversal (1972) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

The film does not end, is never rewound, and each frame is seen twice in a single viewing: a palindrome illustrating the Chicago "elevated," the backbone of the city, shuttling its oblivious passengers to death. "Hypnotic study in motion." -- Nora Sayre, The New York Times Note: Shown head to tail, then tail to head.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Louis Hock

Zebra (1973) 16mm, black and white, 17.25 min

Genre: Experimental

A visual keening for the exterminated quagga. A silent dirge for lost friends, shadowed up against the wall with light from the tombs.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Louis Hock

Light Traps (1975) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

A dance metered between the tempo of 60 cycles per second of electrified gas and camera shutter, further wrought by manual, etched harmonics. Las Vegas in a closet.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Louis Hock

Still Lives (1975) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Structural

September 23, 1973: A motion picture camera shooting through a portal in a church began accumulating images of an adjacent Arlington, Texas shopping plaza at the rate of 1 frame per hour, 24 hours a day. September 22, 1974: The camera was stopped. Meteorological fluctuations, this planet's revolutions (solar and axial), and the palpable presence of human cycles are transposed from slow daily change into rapid visual rhythms. The act of metamorphosis during the year visually displaces the pictorial arena in which the year transpires. Space, the image frame, becomes a manifestation of time. "Our eyes are virtually goaded out of our heads." -- Richard Eder, The New York Times

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Louis Hock

Studies In Chronovision (1975) 16mm, color, 21.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Film sketches constructed over the past five years investigating temporal composition via single frame-time lapse techniques: light struck metronomes, 20th century dust from a Mayan dream, horology complete with coordinates, Kodak vs. Timex. "... resembles visual works of art ...." -- Janet Kutner, Dallas Morning News

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

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