Joyce Wieland

Sailboat (1967) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

This little sailboat film will sail right through your gate and into your heart. "SAILBOAT has the simplicity of a child's drawing. A toy-like image of a sailboat sails, without interruption on the water, to the sound of roaring waves, which seem to underline the image to the point of exaggeration, somewhat in the way a child might draw a picture of water and write word-sounds on it to make it as emphatic as possible. ... Joyce Wieland makes a very special kind of film. The same sense of humor, tenderness and feeling for the more humble details of life that is present in her paintings and plastic constructions are given further dimensions in her films. There is somewhat of a sense of sadness and nostalgia in all her work ... a sense of lost innocence." -- Robert Cowan, Take One "The word SAILBOAT is supered over the entire film. It's an innocent static referent for the artist's assisting of passing sailboats. 1933 used naming in another way. This led to her discovery of new possibilities for subtitles, used extraordinarily in RAT LIFE and extended to an even more uncompromising use in the supered meter-like permutations of REASON OVER PASSION. A day at the Beach, at the Sea, at the Sky and at the Sailboats." -- Michael Snow

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

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