Stan Brakhage

Lion and The Zebra Make God's Raw Jewels, The (1999) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

This film is a hand-painted combination of shapes which suggest, as appropriately colored, jungle, open veldt, horizontals of grasses, shag-shape yellow of lion's mane, the black & white stripes of the zebra, the eyes, the teeth, the tearing open into raw blood-red meat and curve of bone. Nonetheless the film is in no sense an animation work but rather a collection of mostly un-nameable shapes which gather round this recognizable iconography and visually dominate the image which repeats its, thus, ephemeral chase-and-catch increasingly closer, finally obliterating all but the jewels, the multiple coloring, referred to in the title.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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