Dan Agnew

Doppler Effect: Version II (1968) 16mm, black and white, 4.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

DOPPLER EFFECT began as a severe condensation of my own stock footage in 1967. Version I (12 min.) is unprintable, due to the wide variation of film stocks and sound levels. The original sound track was composed by Duane Hitchings in the Fall of 1967 on the Moog Synthesizer at Pennsylvania Musical Academy. Doppler is basically (a+b+c) with variations and a time interval of 30-1/8 sec. This expansion breaks into a, b, c combinations with arbitrary yet consistent designation. Also you may note the abstract visuals are match-cut so that they appear to move in continuous kinetic flow. This technique has been fully developed in DOPPLER EFFECT, Version III, my completed match to the chorus of 'Hey, Jude.' (Unfortunately, the verses are matched to original 8mm, which makes projection a bit difficult). It is a subjective thought piece which really does not lend itself to any description, other than the fact it works damn well when one is stoned.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dominic Angerame

Film, A (1979) 16mm, color & b/w, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Structural

An exploration of the phenomenon of constant change of Visual perception and the dynamic alteration of image perspective. The frame as a window whereby the viewer's conscienceness is both inside and outside. A graphic portrayal of the change of Chicago's seasons (from Fall to Winter) employing the technique of optical printing bi-pak. One foot black and white film was shot for ninety days consecutively and printed with color footage of close-ups of the same scene.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Martin Arnold

piece touchee (1989) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Structural

An 18-second sequence originally from a fifties American "B" movie is reproduced frame by frame and altered as to its temporal and spatial progression. Given factors: her and him, the scenographic space and the time spent in that scenographic space.

Rental: $48.00
16mm Rental: $48.00

Martin Arnold

passage a l'acte (1993) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Found Footage, Structural

Given context: a Hollywood text from the early sixties; a family breakfast with husband, wife, son and daughter. Inscribed: a re-petition of what is diminished, set apart and alien; a symptom. Four people at the breakfast table, an American family, locked in the beat of the cutting table. The short, pulsating sequence at the family table shows, in its original state, a classic, deceptive harmony. Arnold deconstructs this scenario of normality by destroying its original continuity. It catches on the tinny sounds and bizarre body movements of the subjects, which, in reaction, become snagged on the continuity. The message, which lies deep under the surface of the family idyll, suppressed or lost, is exposed -- that message is war. "The first shock, the first flight, the fear at the beginning of the film: The son jumps up from the table and throws open the door, which sticks in an Arnoldian loop of hard, hammering rhythm. He is compelled to return to the table by a mechanically repeated paternal order, 'Sit down.' And at the end, when the two children spring up, finally released from their bondage, Arnold is again caught at the door; at the infernally hammering door, as if it were completely senseless to try to leave here -- this location of childhood and two-faced cinema." -- Stefan Grissemann

Rental: $36.00
16mm Rental: $36.00

Alan Berliner

Patent Pending (1975) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Structural, Technology

A film of a film within a film. A soundtrack of whirling mechanical gears, grinding sprocket wheels and an assortment of intermittent clatter. One reel, one take. I love the circular animation at the end. The title and the end were serendipitous.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Alan Berliner

Line (1976) 16mm, black and white, 7.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape_Architecture, Structural

Cars, trucks pedestrians and the line they cross over, by and through.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Alan Berliner

Perimeter (1976) 16mm, black and white, 10.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Structural

Relentless camera movements over a busy urban intersection, following the lines of force.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Will Bragger

X3 (1995) 16mm, color, 3 min

Keywords: Structural

Mathematical film using multiples of three in exposure, black frames, and magnifications.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Songs 1-7 (1980) 16mm, color, 24.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Children & Youth, Environment & Nature, Structural

Song 1: Portrait of a lady. SONG 2& 3: Fire and a mind's movement in remembering. SONG 4: Three girls playing with a ball. Hand painted SONG 5: A childbirth song. SONG 6: The painted veil via moth- death. SONG 7: San Francisco.

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Bill Brand

Moment (1972) 16mm, black and white, 23.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

A view of a gas station is seen from inside, behind a multi-paneled tire ad display. In a 2.5 minute sequence, a simple series of normal gas station events is seen intermittently through the opening display. This sequence is then divided and rearranged 7 times in reverse order. Each time the divisions are greater in number (smaller in size) until finally the film appears to move smoothly backwards, divided by a single frame. The inspiration for the film as well as the title is derived from information theory. There, a 'moment' is defined as the shortest duration at which no distinction can be made between units of information. This work is a demonstration and exploration of the line between human information and machine information. It dynamically reveals film's basic unit, the frame.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Bill Brand

Rate of Change: Acts of Light Part 1 (1974) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Structural

ACTS OF LIGHT is a trilogy consisting of RATE OF CHANGE, ANGULAR MOMENTUM, and CIRCLES OF CONFUSION. Together they develop a study of pure color based on the notion that film is essentially change and not motion. The films build one on the other as first pure change, then relational change, and finally, irrational change. They can be seen together or as separate works. This section has no original, no frames, only slowly continuously shifting colors, cycling around the perimeter of the spectrum. The changes are so slow as to be unseen, yet they alter perception of the color.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Bill Brand

Demolition of a Wall (1973) 16mm, black and white, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Structural

After showing 1896 Lumiere film, DEMOLITION OF A WALL in its entirety, this film takes six frames of the falling wall and shows them in all their permutations. Meanwhile, a piano track follows a similar pattern and plays with sound/image relationships. In the original version, we see Lumiere himself directing the demolition of a wall by workers while a mysterious man in the background watches. In the first commercial film show, of which this was a part. Lumiere reversed the projection causing the wall appear to reconstitute itself and thus created an additional spectacle. Here, we celebrate that spectacle by watching 718 additional variations on the theme of deconstruction/reconstruction.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Andrea Callard

Flora Funera (For Battery Park City) (1976) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 4 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, autobiography, dance, environment / nature, landscape / architecture , music, personal / diary / journal, spiritual , structural

West of the World Trade Center was an open field edged by a retaining wall. On Memorial Day, 1976, I made this by throwing rocks at the rebar with Bernice Rubin and Richard Friedman.

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

11 thru 12 (1976) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 11-12 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, autobiography, environment / nature, landscape / architecture, music, personal / diary / journal, structural

In 11 thru 12 , Callard usese the structure of the I Ching and an ironing board as a broadcasting desk to consider how to search, what it will cost, the absurdity of explanation, and the limits of the measuring mind.

Rental: $50

Andrea Callard

Fluorescent/Azalea (1976) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 4 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, autobiography, environment / nature, landscape / architecture, music, personal / diary / journal, spiritual, structural

Between City Hall Park and the Hudson River, I photographed lights and reflections visible from places where other people worked. There were flowers that were nearly fluorescent for sale at the Farm & Garden Nursery and to see at the Botanic Gardens. Earlier in life, both singing onstage and diving boards were platforms for performance.

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

Lost Shoe Blues (1976) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 4 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, autobiography, environment / nature, landscape / architecture, music, personal / diary / journal, spiritual, structural

In Lost Shoe Blues, the camera walks looking over weeds growing in landfill sand dumped to extend the edges of Battery Park City. We hears a song about losing shoes and losing time as nature forces persist. At this time in New York City, there actually were lost landscapes strewn with single cast off shoes, weeds, and other bits of life.

Rental: $30

Andrea Callard

Talking Landscape: Early Media 1974-1984 (1974-1984) 16mm, DVD PAL, color, 115 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, autobiography, environment / nature, landscape / architecture, music, personal / diary / journal, spiritual, structural

Talking Landscape: Early Media 1974-1984 is a compendium of short media works made between 1974 and 1984. Available on DVD or as a mix of film and video, flexible.

The following four parts are preserved as 16mm film. Otherwise, the material is available as video.

16mm Films:
In 2010, 11 thru 12 and Fluorescent/Azalea , both super 8mm films, were preserved as 16mm with funds from the national Film Preservation Foundation by Bill Brand in cooperation with Brent Phillips and The Fales Library & Special Collections. 11 thru 12 was warmly received at the 7th Orphans Film Symposium and the 56th Oberhausen Short Film Festival. Lost Shoe Blues and Flora Funera (for Battery Park City) were preserved on film the following year by Brittan Dunham and Bill Brand's class in the Moving Picture Archiving Program at New York University. Livia Bloom selected the feature length compendium for theatrical release at the Maysles Cinema in New York in 2012. As Guest Curator for DOXA 2013, she wrote an essay also titled Talking Landscape: Early Media Works 1974-1984 , (http://2013.doxafestival.ca/festival/essays/talking). Gradually, more pieces of this period are becoming visible again. In 2014, New York Women in Film and Television awarded funds to preserve Some Food May Be Found in the Desert.

Included in the DVD:
Fragments of a Self Portrait
Window
Balls with Club
Rubber Shoes
Drawers
Sweep
Delaware Stone Throw
Fluorescent/Azaela
Lost Shoe Blues
Flora Funera (for Battery Park City)
11 thru 12
Contact Mics with Cara
Lispenard Ladder
The Customs House
Notes on Ailanthus
Commuting from Point to Point
The Times Square Show 1980
Pus Factory

Rental: $250 (honorarium or flexible)

James Cagle

Waterwork (1973) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Films about Film, Media, Structural

WATERWORK was designed to show that the motion picture is ideally suited to depicting a view of nature, unaltered by special effects cinematography, that is not readily perceivable to the human eye. The film states in a simple way that in addition to camera manipulation (in this case moving the zoom lens) our view of natural forms can be altered by direct observation and by observation over a relatively long period of time. It also points out that while our perception changes, our concept of being located in a normal way in time and space is also affected to the extent we are no longer sure what constitutes up, down and sideways. Nor are we aware precisely where we are with regard to distance. "I was very impressed with WATERWORK. Conceptually and formally, its inventions mark it as an important work in the Structuralist tradition and one, had it been made in New York by a better-known film artist, which would have gained much critical attention. WATERWORK joins that tradition of monomorphic structuralist visions (c. f. WAVELENGTH, SERENE VELOCITY) based on the continuous zoom as a means of transforming outer appearances into inner experience. It's a gem of a film, one which lingers in the mind like the echo of a memory." -- Standish Lawder "A single shot (slow zoom) gradually magnifying rapidly-moving blue/white water pattern (rushing river). A sensitive and subtle film for visual contemplation, which inevitably reminds one both of how seldom we see ordinary 'simple' reality; but moreover, how wonderfully transformative is the medium of cinema, to render this reality in a new, optically dazzling, pattern. A hypnotic experience, for the cinema/willing, to drown within -- and therein the danger: an art must keep the recipient alive and awake." -- John Schofill.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Cagle

Excavation (1974) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Structural

... is one of the more demanding and time-consuming films I have worked on. In spite of its short length, the shooting and editing have occupied as much time as I have spent on films three times longer. This is due to a number of reasons. The film first of all is extremely meticulous. It has been exposed one frame at a time and in most instances each frame has required a separate picture, a change in focus, a different focal length or exposure change. It is a composite of still photographs, both black and white and color, shot over the past three years and live footage shot more recently. In addition, it makes use of a collage I designed 5 inches by 8 feet and animated horizontally. EXCAVATION makes use of in-camera A and B roll editing. One frame is exposed, the following black out, another exposed and so on and so forth. I originally planned the film to be edited totally in the camera, but once into it, I began to realize I was playing a very complicated game of chess and decided that much post-camera editing would be necessary. It was next to impossible to realize beforehand the multiplicity of effects that would develop. EXCAVATION is evocative at numerous levels. It is about the past and the present. It is a primordial/contemporary synthesis of images and sensitivities. I recall as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago viewing Willem de Koonings' 'Excavation' almost daily for three years and being terribly impressed by it. To that extent I think my film is abstract expressionist. At a personal level the film deals in an archaeological way with the exploitation of techniques and ideas that have accumulated over the past five years but have been without expression for one reason or another. It attempts to synthesize then numerous thought fragments in a brief, coherent and dynamic way.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Cagle

Metonic Cycles (1974) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Structural

... is the most esoteric film I have made. It moves in a calculated, almost mathematical way. It is without any kind of special effect. With the exception of a type of rhythm that is established, its evocation is dependent upon the content of each image and how the images relate to each other relative to their position in time and space. The film is divided into five distinct sections. The first, third and fifth are all 100 foot takes, while the second and fourth are made up of numerous images which belong to more of a general content. The observer, because he/she is viewing the film within a concise period of time, is forced to relate disparate images. In this respect, the content is somewhat surrealistic although I believe its primary effect is one of extra-objectivity. A Metonic cycle is a period of roughly 19 years, at the end of which the phases of the moon recur in the same order and on the same days as in the preceding cycle. It was discovered by Meton, an Athenian astronomer of the fifth century B. C. I am particularly intrigued by this type of measurement and also by the fact that the system was devised so long ago. While there is no over connection between this and the film, the elements of mystery, history and the passing of time implicit in my view of Meton, his position in time and his discovery constitute my primary motivations for making the film. METONIC CYCLES raises many types of questions. They are questions which deal with philosophy and perception. While the questions are not answered, the observer, if on the proper wavelength, can develop an ambivalence, that is, a feeling that is a mixture of comprehension and lack-of-comprehension. The resulting point-of-view can be one of acceptance, e. g., that while the images have an unreal appearance, this is the way things really are.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Doris Chase

Doris Chase Dance Series with Gay Delanghe, The (1979) VHS NTSC, color, 29 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Structural

A solo performance by choreographer/dancer Gay DeLange structured on a theme developed specifically for DANCE FOR TELEVISION. There are five variations: (1) Theme, 9-1/2 min. The choreographic statement in total, with added oscilloscope reading of the music. (2) Divide, 4 min. The theme is varied by a trio-effect achieved through mat-key and outline generator accompanying the dancer. (3) Space, 4 min. Lighting and reversed-polarity of the dancer's image creates a marked difference from Divide. (4) Tide, 5-1/4 min. Again a restatement of the theme basically changed by feedback. (5) Change, 5-1/4 min. An outline generated duet-form of the theme is combined with the oscilloscope-reading of the musical score to provide an exciting climax. Music by George Wilson and William Gracey, Jr.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Pip Chodorov

Numero 4 (1989) Super 8, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

The single frame is the only visible unit in film, yet it is nearly invisible. To see a single frame goes against the nature of cinema; even if that is its very nature. If every frame holds the same image, there will be no movement; if they are completely different from each other, there will be no movement either, but chaos. By using a still camera like a film camera and a film camera like a still camera, Numero 4 rides on the edge between film and photography. One unedited super-8 camera roll.

Rental: $30.00
Super8 Rental: $30.00

Daniel Conrad

Circles (1969) 16mm, color, 11.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

An abstract composition of variations based on a thematic sequence of five interdissolving colors. The five colors cycle in concentric circular patterns which evolve spatially and temporally. Color interplay invokes certain visual phenomena which motivate the development of the composition.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Tony Conrad

Flicker, The (1966) 16mm, black and white, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

This is a notorious film; it moves audiences into some space and time in which they may look around and find the movie happening in the room there with them. Much has been written about THE FLICKER. It is a library of peculiar visual materials, referenced to the frame-pulse at 24 frames per second. All flickering light is potentially hazardous for photogenic epileptics or photogenic migraine sufferers.

Rental: $100.00
16mm Rental: $100.00

Robert Crawford

H20 (1977) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Music, Structural

Rhythms of the colors, textures, and patterns of moving water. Synchronized with various types of percussion. Certain colors and patterns repeat themselves with a tempo or meter which is analogous to the structure used in musical compositions.--R. C.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Bill Creston

Runner (1981) Super 8, color & b/w, 17.5 min

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Music, Structural

A film consisting primarily of rapid segments shot in and around New York City with original music and sound usually cut in equal length to each image. The principal subject of the film is New York street culture: birds, dogs, transportation, derelicts, pedestrians and seamy life, intercut with a very few fragments of nature, indoor and simple subjects. Each sound has been written as dialogue or collected from the radio or produced on synthesizer to accompany each image and establish attitude: amusement, amazement, contrast, bewilderment, humor, absurdity.

Rental: $40.00
Super8 Rental: $40.00

Storm De Hirsch

Tattooed Man, The (1969) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Structural

"A major work in terms of style, structure, graphic invention, image manipulation and symbolic ritual. Short abbreviated dream-like moments, fused together by the tension and the dynamic of motion-picture time." -- Stan Vanderbeek "A death-haunted dream of sensuous color and sensual imagery." -- Richard Whitehall, LA Free Press Produced with a grant from the American Film Institute.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Gary Doberman

Moieties, The (1978) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical, Structural

"... where beads of light searching out 'the beloved' do pulse with the beat of the filmmaker's heart in perfect contrapuntal rhythm with all else in the frame of that sequence." -- Stan Brakhage, World Film Festival of Canada

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

James Douglas

Artfilm (1968) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music, Structural

ARTFILM is condensed new art. Equal time of 1/12th of a second is given to art objects animated in living black and white. Patterns are created as shapes change into one another. The music has an effect on the images seen. It is fun to blink at. Aldo Ciccolini plays Erik Satie on the concert Grand. --J. D.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Grey Zone (1974) 16mm, color & b/w, 34.5 min

Keywords: Structural

Pulsating green light. In an undefined, dim outdoors space with the horizon marked by a round traffic sign, like a deserted borderline the fiure of a man looms up. He walks into the space, passes the traffic sign and disappears in the distance out of the picture. This is repeated several times - the film has has an inbuilt 'loop'.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Bruce Elder

She Is Away (1975) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater, Structural

The film's projected time is the basic material of this film and is wrought into a simple form which, by its radically reductionist structure, transforms the materials of the dramatic form into a tone poem of waiting and anticipation.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Bruce Elder

Permutations and Combinations (1976) 16mm, color, 7.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Aleatory procedures are used to create movement at the points of fusion of the still images of which the film is constituted. For this reason, all movements within the film are completely reversible. This reversibility is extended into the film's overall structure, as the film is formed into a loop -- a closed container for the film's chance elements. Such a structure, I believe, results in the complete elimination of all vestiges of drama from the film. Hence this film is a companion piece to SHE IS AWAY. The sounds of the film, though determined in their occurrence by specific features of the image line, appear to form their own internal patterns which phenomenally exist in counterpoint with the patternings of the images.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Bob Emrich

Joan I (1960's) 16mm, black and white, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Structural

A purposeless portrait of Joan Swain, based on three decisions by the film maker and 300 by a random numbers table. Joan is the finest random numbers table reader I have ever known. --B. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Ed Emshwiller

Transformation (1959) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music, Structural

The pointillist score accompanies changing line, form, and color to create an animated film painting, achieved through the exploration of spontaneous abstractions. Utilizes evolving changes style, technique and rhythm. --E. E.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

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

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

Hollis Frampton

Information (1966) 16mm, black and white, 4.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Hypothetical 'first film' for a synthetic tradition constructed from scratch on reasonable principles, given: 1) camera; 2) rawstock; 3) a single bare lightbulb. I admit to having made a number of splices.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Manual of Arms (1966) 16mm, black and white, 17.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

Courtly dances with friends and lovers, in the form of a 14 part drill for the camera, incorporating physiognomic & locomotor evidence related to the lens by 13 artists and an historian, namely: C. Andre, B. Brown, R. Castoro, L. Childs, B. Goldensohn, R. Huot, E. Lloyd, L. Lozano, L. Meyer, L. Poons, M. Snow, M. Steinbrechner, T. Tharp, J. Wieland.

Rental: $34.00
16mm Rental: $34.00

Hollis Frampton

Artificial Light (1969) 16mm, black and white, 25.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

"ARTIFICIAL LIGHT repeats variations on a single filmic utterance twenty times. The same phrase is a series of portrait shots of a group of young New York artists talking, drinking wine, laughing, smoking, informally. The individual portrait-shots follow each other with almost academic smoothness in lap-dissolves ending in two shots of the entire group followed by a dolly shot into a picture of the moon... There is a chasm between the phrase and its formal inflections. That chasm is intellectual as well as formal. Frampton loves an outrageous hypothesis; his films, all of them, take the shape of logical formulae. Usually the logic he invokes is that of the paradox... In a recent lecture at the Millennium in New York, Frampton hypothesized an atemporal alternative to the history of cinema, illustrated by a sequence of his works. With ARTIFICIAL LIGHT, which was not completed in time for that lecture, he challenges the newest historical phase of the formal cinema, the Structural film." - P. Adams Sitney, Film Culture Reader

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Hollis Frampton

Carrots and Peas (1969) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

A 'traditional' side-dish of mixed vegetables inhabits a succession of 'traditional' art-styles. The sumptuous, sometimes tiresome paradox of the static image in film, is rudely presented in the form of an art historian's slide-lecture... for which genre of discourse the spoken commentary is of about average relevance to the image.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Lemon (1969) 16mm, color, 7.30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

As a voluptuous lemon is devoured by the same light that reveals it, its image passes from the spatial rhetoric of illusion into the spatial grammar of the graphic arts.

16mm Rental: $50.00

Hollis Frampton

Prince Ruperts Drops (1969) 16mm, black and white, 7.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Two repetitive, banal rhythmic acts -- as it were from the observe and reverse of a phenakistiscope disk -- factored and expanded into a cinema filmstrip. Note: Prince Ruperts Drops are not a confection or a nose candy, but a physical demonstration of extreme internal stresses in equilibrium.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Zorns Lemma (1970) 16mm, color, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

"In his most important work to date, and the most original new work of cinema I have seen since Brakhage's Scenes From Under Childhood: Part IV. Frampton's film is an exercise in mathematical logic in cinema. Or is it a mechanical logic?... It's about alphabet. It's about the unities of similarities. It's about sameness in a confusion. It's about logic in chance. Its about structure and logic. It's about rhythm. Ah, what a difference between Zorns Lemma and all the 'serious' commercial movies that I occasionally praise!" -- Jonas Mekas, Village Voice "... the ultimate Frampton film, so far... he looks back on several of the dialogues his earlier films rehearsed: the tension between words on the screen and concrete images arose in SURFACE TENSION, it explodes here; the cyclic repetitive variations of ARTIFICIAL LIGHT, are less repetitive, less varied, than the alphabetic cycles here; ZORNS LEMMA exaggerates the fixed rhythms of PALINDROME and insists upon the pulse of one second with incredible obdurance... ... At a time when radical uniqueness seems progressively less probable, Hollis Frampton has made a film that is absolutely one of its kind." -- P. Adams Sitney, 1970

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Hollis Frampton

Less (1973) 16mm, black and white, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Structural

"Near the end of 1973, Frampton realized that he had not finished a single film over the course of a year. He promptly conceived and executed LESS, a doubly punning work in which a minimalist Frampton generates a twenty-four frame (one-second) loop of the incremental blacking out of a nude image by photographer Les Krims."--Bruce Jenkins.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Hollis Frampton

Ingenivm Nobis Ipsa Pvella Fecit (Was Vernal Equinox) 2 Reels (1974) 16mm, color, 61.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Structural

(Formerly titled "VERNAL EQUINOX.") "...Frampton explores human movement in relation to the film frame. A woman is filmed against a black background with intermittently superimposed frame lines in a motion analysis which alludes to Muybridge."--program note, Whitney Museum of American Art.

Rental: $124.00
16mm Rental: $124.00

Hollis Frampton

Procession (1976) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Structural

The understandable fascination with Frampton's intellect can blind one to the frequent down-home dimension of his imagery. Here, in a most rigorously formal, even mathematical procession, we see frame clusters of light blue sky, green grass, and red (filter red) leaves; then frame clusters of the backs of dairy cows; and finally frame clusters of portions of a shiny vehicle (we can see people, objects in bulbous reflection). A trip to the New York State Fair filtered through a most rarified formal film."--Scott MacDonald

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Peter Gidal

Film Print (1974) 16mm, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

"The possibility of contemplation offered by photographs is recouped and even radically undercut in FILM PRINT by the continually moving picture... When meaning does seem to emerge (it) is immediately displaced by denial of the space... The suppression of meaning-production as a cinematic process is a structuring feature of the film... The repetitions, the radical refusal of semioticity (denial of the codes of dominant cinema but also the codicity of structural film itself) and the unfixed nature of the space articulated by the film, all serve to operate against the kind of closure associated with a defined and homogeneous film space." --Annette Kohn, "Perspectives on British Avant-Garde Film"

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Peter Gidal

Close Up (1983) 16mm, color, 61 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

After three years this film attempts yet again to deal with the problematising of filmic representation in sound and image: the overt politically-polemical soundtrack from Nicaragua must not synchronise with nor must it find an entirely separable continuum of reality away from the image sequences. Without avoiding the interrogation of narrative/anti-narrative cinematic structures (the way the images and the sounds at times hold/do not hold, or the way they attempt to force a position contradictory to any (imaginary) represented homogeneity of constructed space, time, ego, language, film) an attempted materialist use of sound and image must at the same time be an anti-individualist work. Subjectivities of sound and image, sometimes producing contradiction (between the two, and within each) must be in constant process with/against the political polemic(s): the film can not allow for a final exclusion of either. What is intended is neither some pure formal dialectic. The viewer's attempts via her/his/the cultural context of meaningmaking(political/sexual/narrative) are worked against by this film's process (or should be). The work against the capitalist patriarchal position of narrative, in other words, is (still, and in specificity) the main interest. --P. G.

Rental: $140.00
16mm Rental: $140.00

Victor Grauer

Composition 1 (1978) 16mm, black and white, 1.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Structural

Inspired by Mondrian, Brakhage and Kubelka. Strips of clear vs. opaque leader and white noise vs. silence. A strictly canonic, serial structure. One of my first ventures into neomodernism.--V. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

George Griffin

Block Print (1977) 16mm, color, 16 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

1. Walk around a city block aiming a movie camera at the seam between sidewalk and buildings. @24fps, this event lasts 5 minutes. 2. Repeat 1. holding camera on its side, shooting @12 fps. This shot is then duplicated on negative material; then both original and print are sandwiched one frame out of phase and optically printed on reversal material. 3. Negative print (see 2.) is fed into Xerox microfilm printer which produces a continuous paper enlargement. This roll is then chopped up with a paper cutter while simultaneously being reconstituted by single frame photography. (Mount page/frames on a mutoscope reel.) 4. Walk around block (see 1.) aiming single frame camera at mutoscope pages of xeroxed frames in foreground and actual seam of sidewalk and buildings in background. Alternate version: Take roll of uncut Xeroxed frames back to street and wrap block. Shoot this with single frame camera recording duplicate of print in foreground and actuality in background.-- G. G.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michelle Handelman

Safer Sexual Techniques in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1988) 16mm, 3/4" NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Working from the premise that there is no such thing as safe sex, this film is designed as an arcane storybook with each sexual act being contained within a 100 ft.-roll of film. A structural film with content, each roll contains layers of sexual illusion amid subliminal messages created by in-camera effects. The soundtrack starts from a single cat's purr and is manipulated with each sexual act, creating a climatic fever sounding like a buzzing chainsaw.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $40.00
3quarterInch NTSC Rental: $40.00

J Hoberman

Broken Honeymoon #3 (1978) 16mm, black and white, 21.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Structural

A structural work in which Frankenstein attempts to conquer the universe. (See 'Independent Film and Popular Culture: Films of J. Hoberman' by Jonathan Buchsbaum, Millenium Film Journal # 6, for detailed description.) --J. H.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

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

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

Michael Jacobson

Loop Variations #1: Sinbad and the Roc () 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

"Sinbad recovers the magic camp. At the same time he is carried off by the roc, an enormous two-headed bird, who drops him in her nest on trop of the mountain."--MJ "Each film is composed of a single loop which undergoes multiple transformations. They can be shown independently or in any order."--MJ

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Jacobson

Loop Var. #2: The Princess and the Magician () 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

"Shrunken to about the size of a mouse, the Princess is threatened by the towering evil magician."--M.J.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Jacobson

Loop Var #3: Homeward Bound () 16mm, black and white, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

"Safe at last! The ship sails from the island."-- M.J. "Each film is composed of a single loop which undergoes multiple transformations. They can be shown independently or in any order."--MJ

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Jacobson

Loop Variations--From The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad () 16mm, black and white, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

"Each film is composed of a single loop which undergoes multiple transformations. They can be shown independently or in any order."--MJ

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Helene Kaplan

Conveyor Belt (1972) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Structural

This is a film which I keep changing. It's a structural comedy starring people's garbage, shot in the Harpur college snack bar; indigestion yellow. The beginning of thinking and working in a particular way with image-sound/image-silence relationships. --H. K.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Owen Land

No Sir, Orison! (1975) 16mm, color, 2.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Orison means prayer. The title of the film is a palindrome, that is, it reads the same backward or forward. The film grew out of the attempt to create a structure around my first original palindrome, "no sir, orison," written while working on WIDE ANGLE SAXON. "No sir, orison" is the answer to a question. The question soon revealed itself to be: "what's this, meditation?" Someone is praying in the aisle of a ... church? No, a supermarket. The prayer, perhaps asking for God's mercy on those behind the evil practices of the "plastic" food industry -- people who have substituted disease-producing non-nutritive products for the God-given plants that were intended for human food -- is a silent protest against the supermarket and all that it represents: manipulation and exploitation of a gullible public to increase the wealth of a powerful elite. The next element to be added was the song, a reworking of an anonymous 17th century song "praising" tobacco. The film might have been entitled "Practical Solutions to the Problem of the Supermarket." The protagonist is played by an artist who calls himself Hermen Euticalcircle, with whom I have collaborated on several live performances.

Rental: $25.00

Standish Lawder

Corridor (1970) 16mm, black and white, 22.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Music by Terry Riley. Sound for prologue by Stan Lawder. CORRIDOR took two years to make. It is my best film. "... an extraordinary exercise in visual polyphony ... the pyrotechnic surface is exfoliated with Hegelian relentlessness from an elemental formal core ... the many are no less the many for being inescapably the One." -- Sheldon Nodelman "CORRIDOR is a marvelous meld of music and cinematic tension that maintains a visual excitement throughout with its constant exploration of horizontal and rectilinear patterns, chiaroscuros and deep grains, pulsating double and negative exposures, and constant tracking shots of a nude figure standing at the end of a long, close corridor. A first-rate piece of work that has to be seen to be appreciated. CORRIDOR is a film of which any filmmaker would be rightly proud." -- James Childs, New Haven Register

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Mike Leggett

Shepherd's Bush (1971) 16mm, black and white, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Structural

Taking a re-found image of a patchwork of black and white confusion and working on it using the Debrie Pinter neutral densities and aperture band the resultant image is re-related into the environment of the cinema. --M. L. "... concerned with post-camera structuring. Again the range is wide, including systematic procedure in printing as in SHEPHERD'S BUSH... the system is not a 'content' to be 'discovered'... a loop of film shot from a fast moving camera, presumably close to the ground, is repeatedly printed, each time with a change in exposure, so that its visual quality alters in imperceptible stages from totally black to totally white, while the sound track, also a continously repeated pattern, gets lower and lower in pitch. The systematic or structural aspect of this film is again partly directed towards the appreciation of duration through attention to minimal developments in the image." --Malcolm LeGrice, Abstract Film and Beyond

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Howard Lester

Slide Show (1977) 16mm, color, 18.5 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Structural

SLIDE SHOW is an experimental documentary film about a young California couple and their community, presented in the context of a dramatic event happening at a gathering of friends to view a slide show. It is an effort to provide an entertaining, honest, thought-provoking experience for the audience by experimenting with ideas of concept, structure, contrast, narrative technique, audience involvement, and the mixture of real and fictional events. It is intended for small, rather than large, audiences. --H. L.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Charles I. Levine

Apropo of San Francisco (1968) 16mm, , 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Structural

(After or for Jean Vigo) with Ben Van Meter. A study in visual rhythms and structure, using the same basic element repeated with variations.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Charles I. Levine

Horseopera ( A Western) (1970) 16mm, black and white, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History, Structural

I have used individual shots as loops to achieve a visually harmonic form, in which a variation of particular actions is made to produce a rhythmic structure .... The whole panorama of the winning of the West is at hand from horse and wagon to great railroad locomotives that charge across the plains and mountains relentlessly, always watched by the Indians. Stereotyped characters and actions are transformed and become larger than life, building blocks for a plastic mosaic. Epic conflict is in motion between good and evil ... the bad guys kill, rape and plunder both the land and the people, nothing is beneath them and they will not let anyone stand in their way. Their greed is unquenchable. "HORSEOPERA is an original and interesting film ...." -- Vincent Canby, The New York Times "Cerebrally engrossing - near perfect." -- Aaron Hauptman, Queens College News

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Charles I. Levine

Steps (1976) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

STEPS incorporates the loop used in Le Ballet Mecanique by Fernand Leger with a new loop, to make visual rhythms.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Charles I. Levine

Levine's Mother (1980) black and white, 59.5 min

Keywords: Structural

"LEVINE'S MOTHER is in two parts, part one is called Meditation by Black and White. Part two is titled A Cinematic Mantra. Part one consists of three sections each one varies in speed, going from fast to standard to slow. Part two uses an image in time which is analogous to a sound which exists in time. "I was influenced by the book, On the Psychology of Meditation, by Claudio Naranjo and Robert Ornstein.

Rental: $200.00

Charles I. Levine

Meditations By Black & White (Levine's Mother, Part One) (1980) black and white, 31.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

consists of three sections each one varies in speed, going from fast to standard to slow motion.

Rental: $60.00

Lana Lin

Sphere: Circle: Round (1992) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Structural

A bouncing ball, a balloon-tagged bomb, and bubbles delicately bursting beneath a microscope are a few of the images that collide in this playful structuralist collage gathered from an array of found footage.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Lana Lin

Through the Door (1992) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Found Footage, Structural

A mock travel film composed of archival footage that comments on narrative conventions. A woman is heard, but not seen, during the film's journey. Visual and aural narratives unfold independently, reinforcing and countering each other.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Michael Lovell

Judy's Face (1970) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Originally filmed in 8mm and then enlarged to 16mm size. One continuous 'shot' divided into two nearly equal sections; each section duplicated 3 times and then combined in an arithmetic progression of alternating order separated with varying lengths of clear and opaque leader. Taking a random section and breaking it down into its base components and then restructuring the parts into a new whole (:comprehension). --M. L.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Rose Lowder

Rue Des Teinturiers (1979) 16mm, color, 31.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

Recorded frame by frame in the camera, the focus of each frame is adjusted so that certain graphic features of items in the street that gives its name to the film are extracted and inscribed onto the film strip in a way which allows their characteristics to be seen, when projected in succession on the screen, as parts of a spatiotemporal image stretching from a position on a balcony over a canalized river to the road. The film is composed of twelve two-and-three-quarter minute reels, each of which was filmed on a different day throughout a six-month period. No editing was undertaken other than joining the reels together. This was done in a slightly non-chronological order so as to avoid accentuating anecdotal aspects of the scene.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Rose Lowder

Les Tournesols (1982) 16mm, color, 2.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Structural

The film presents a field of sunflowers. The focus is adjusted frame by frame in succession according to a series of patterns on particular plants situated in different parts of the field. The diverse configurations placed on separate frames of the film strip appear, when projected successively, simultaneously on the screen. Thus, filmed one after another at different focal lengths, the sunflowers combine during projection to form one spatiotemporal image. LES TOURNESOLS COLORES is a capricious version of the film.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Katrina Martin

Family Passion, A (1977) 16mm, color, 18.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Family, Structural

This is about my family. It's an idealized view, Arcadian, and a little silly. So the descent into hell that's implied by the title happens only in very sublimated forms. The structure is based on cycles: generations, seasons, day and night, the short eat/sleep cycles of my sister's new born babies, and the condensed and edited time of my new film. --K. M.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe

Keep Moving (1984) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Structural

In a succession of still photograph and live footage images, two characters walk, run and gaze across an industrial-looking street-end over which trains pass constantly. The repeated actions focus attention on the relationship between the human life depicted within the confinement of the frame and the unseen world beyond the frame.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $100.00
3quarterInch NTSC Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

16mm Sale: $500.00
3quarterInch NTSC Sale: $250.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00
VHS_NTSC Sale: $200.00

Takahiko Iimura

Talking Picture (1981-2013) DVD_NTSC, color_BW, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: film about film, structural

Talking Picture (The Structure of Film Viewing) 1981, B&W,15 minutes Shadowman (The Structure of Seeing/Hearing) 1984/2008, color, 8 min. Making An Audience 2006/2013, color, 12 min. "In this collection of videos,Talking Picture (The Structure of Film Viewing)and Shadowman (The Structure of Seeing/Hearing), and Making An Audience, Takahiko Iimura presents a series of mind-twisting videos, meditating on the experience of watching film/video and of seeing and being seen. Prodded by a succession of riddles, the videos are lined with ...,Iimura touches on a range of significant philosophical questions about linguistics and the nature of representation itself.

Rental: $70
DVD NTSC Rental: $70

Peter Gidal

not far at all (2014) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: structural/materialist

"first film in 5 years, tempted to say different yet the same, but not." peter gidal/london/2014

Rental: $100
16mm Rental: $100

Tom Palazzolo

O (1967) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: structural

"Fears and thrills... Part structure (the centerpoint): part improvisation." T.P. " Makes surprising beauty out of motion." Ernest Callenbach

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Four Buggy Videos (1976 - 2010) DVD, color / b&w, 12 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, cameraless, comedy, ethnic & multicultural , family, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health , science & medicine, spiritual & mystical , structural

A set of four short shorts referencing supposedly insignificant creatures to explore Rosenthal's lifelong topic of human identity and values. In the first, her father speaks of a spider sharing his underground bomb shelter; in the second, insects and reptiles combine body parts; in the third, flies attempt to escape the bus she is riding form a repressive nation to a free one; and in the fourth, a colony of ants bury their dead in her children's toy. Her themes of irony and tragedy are apparent. Original music and photos by DJ RoBeat; appropriated music by Arlo Guthrie

DVD NTSC Sale: $485

Mark Street

Marseille Animation: Frozen Sisters (2016) Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, structural

Cultural exports and imports waving in the wind.

Rental: $30

DigiBeta NTSC Sale: $50

Gerry Fialka

RIAtoo (2016) Digital File, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Arts & Artists, Children & Youth, Philosophical, Structural

RIAtoo probes the hidden psychic effects of binaural beats and Super 8mm footage of barefoot water skiing in Michigan. "Walking on water wasn't built in a day" - Jack Kerouac. Delve deep into the reel motives and consequences of the Ludovico treatment from A Clockwork Orange, which originated in the novel by Anthony Burgess, who was influenced by James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. The Wake (of the boat?) turns the eye into an ear. Will Erokan & Gerry Fialka's Resonant Interval Algorhythms re-imagine the sensory simultaneity of integral awareness (IA being the flip of AI - artificial intelligence) in passing through the vanishing point when seeing oneself both as oneself and as the other. Is it the sex, death and technology of phantasmagoRIA? Warning: strobe effects.

Rental: $30.00

DigiBeta NTSC Sale: $30

Barbara Rosenthal

Ola Writes the Alphabet (1982 - DVD Remaster 2004) DVD, b&w, 16 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, body, children & youth, family, personal/diary/journal, philosophical , psychology & mental health , science & medicine, structural, technology

'Ola Writes the Alphabet' is a 'decisive moment' in both video and child development by a consummate artist of video vert. At her mother's prompting, Ola Creston, the artist's daughter at age 3, recalls some letters perfectly, but others only with great creative latitude, letting us see into the development of letter-forms in a young brain. An extremely straight-forward, observational presentation with no filmmaker-type interference, this DVD was originally shot in 1982 on black and white 1/2" open reel videotape. It is a boundary-crossing work that can find audiences among child and family psychologist, neurologists, linguists, educator, parents and children themselves, well beyond this artist's usual base within video history and the avant-garde.

DVD NTSC Sale: $285

Paul Sharits

T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (1968) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: psychology_mental health, structural

Starring poet David Franks whose voice appears on soundtrack/an uncutting and unscratching mandala. "Merges violence with purity." -- P. Adams Sitney "Surrealist tour-de-force." -- Parker Tyler On "10 Best Films of 1969" lists of Soren Agenoux and Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Paul Sharits

Epileptic Seizure Comparison (1976) 16mm, color, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health, structural

"Beauty shall be convulsive." -- Andre Breton Produced with the aid of a CAPS Award (1978). Sound portion made possible by the facilities of the Computer Science Center at Carnegie Mellon University and ZBS Foundation (through funding by the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts). The films are of two patients, extracted from a medical film study of brain wave activity during seizures. Of course, the patients volunteered for these tests. The black and white footage of each patient entering convulsive stages was temporally and tonally articulated on an optical printer and rhythmic pure color frames were added to these images. Everything was done to allow the viewer to move beyond mere voyeurism and actually enter into the convulsive state, to allow a deeper empathy for the condition and to also, hopefully, experience the ecstatic aspect of such paroxysm.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Michael Snow

One Second In Montreal (1969) 16mm, black and white, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

"A collection of snow scenes, all still photographs of potential sites for a monument in Montreal (thus distinctly not 'artistic' photographs) follow, one another for 22 minutes." -- P. Adams Sitney "This serial procession of pictures is utterly fascinating and hypnotic in spite of the fact that the images themselves are quite ordinary. An overwhelming sense of mystery and deja vu is generated as the parade of odd bleak photographs moves by .... One is made to analyze and concentrate on the images far more attentively than one normally would. It becomes clear that Snow has forced an extremely intense subject-object relationship, not simply by the fact that he has held certain pictures longer than others, but because these durations are structured mathematically, are given a pattern and logic which seems purposive, that is, seems to move teleologically toward some 'meaning.' The only meaning, however, is one's relation to this temporal structure. Thus ONE SECOND IN MONTREAL becomes a sculpture which exists in time without motion. It is typical of Snow's genius, a gift best described by John Cage when he said: 'Where beauty ends is where the artist begins.'" -- Gene Youngblood, Arts Canada

Rental: $70.00
16mm Rental: $70.00

Michael Snow

*Corpus Callosum (2002) 16mm, black and white, 90 minutes min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

2 reels The corpus callosum is a central region of tissue in the human brain which passes "messages" between the two hemispheres. *CORPUS CALLOSUM, the film (or tape, or projected light work), is constructed of, de-picts, creates, examines, presents, consists of, and is, "betweens". Between beginning and ending, between "natural" and "artificial", between fiction and fact, between hearing and seeing, between 1956 and 2002. It's a tragi-comedy of the cinematic variables. *CORPUS CALLOSUM juxtaposes or counterpoints a realism of normal metamorphosis (two extreme examples: pregnancy, explosions) in believable, "real" interior spaces with "impossible" shape changes (some made possible with digital animation). First the camera, then we in the audience, observe the observations of the "real" people depicted in the obviously staged situations. What we see and what they "see" is involved in shifting modes of belief. There seem to be (though there is no narrative) a Hero and Heroine. However, from scene to scene they are different people costumed identically or altered lectronically. The sound -- electronic like the picture -- is also a continuous metamorphosis and as the film's "nervous system", is as important to the film as the picture. Or: the sound and the picture are two hemispheres joined by the artist. *CORPUS CALLOSUM is resolutely "artificial", it not only wants to convince, but also to be a perceived pictorial and musical phenomenon. "Although shot on video and largely computer-produced, *CORPUS CALLOSUM is almost a self-curated retrospective of Snow's career; but with a twist. Everything in this continually self-referential piece,some of which was shown in late 2000 as THE LIVING ROOM, is stretched, squeezed, and flipped -- the bodies of Snow's largecast not the least. (At one point, one guy ties another in a knot.) Space is a similarly malleable object. Is the camera panning, or is the image being subjected to some sort of digital taffy-pull? "*CORPUS CALLOSUM, which is titled for the "central region" of brain tissue that acts as a conduit between the two hemispheres, can be appreciated as both a naturalistic animation and an abstract Frank Tashlin comedy. It's the first movie of the new millennium to warrant both a special issue of OCTOBER and a run at the Sunshine Theater -- soon I hope." -- J. Hoberman, Village Voice

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Warren Sonbert

Carriage Trade (1972) 16mm, color, 75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Structural

"In CARRIAGE TRADE, Sonbert interweaves footage taken from his journeys throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States, together with shots he removed from the camera originals of a number of his earlier films. CARRIAGE TRADE was an evolving work-in-progress, and this 61-minute version is the definitive form in which Sonbert realized it, preserved intact from the camera original. "With CARRIAGE TRADE, Sonbert began to challenge the theories espoused by the great Soviet filmmakers of the 1920s; he particularly disliked the 'knee-jerk' reaction produced by Eisenstein montage. In both lectures and writings about his own style of editing, Sonbert described CARRIAGE TRADE as 'a jig-saw puzzle of postcards to produce varied displaced effects.' This approach, according to Sonbert, ultimately affords the viewer multi-faceted readings of the connections between shots through the spectator's assimilation of 'the changing relations of the movement of objects, the gestures of figures, familiar worldwide icons, rituals and reactions, rhythm, spacing and density of images." -- Jon Gartenberg, program note for CARRIAGE TRADE, Whitney Museum of American Art, New American Filmmakers Series, October 11-17, 1973

Rental: $110.00
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Barry Spinello

Variations On A 7-Second Loop-Painting (1970) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

The "theme," a seven-second loop-painting (actually closer to eight), is repeated seven times in succession before the title appears. Then, using an optical printer, the variations start. After each variation the original theme is repeated once. The variations involve step-printing, repetitions and optical manipulations. They very closely follow the original theme.

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Mark Street

Echo Anthem (1991) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Cameraless, Structural

Using hand-manipulated images, ECHO ANTHEM attempts to uncover the underbelly of jingoism in 1991 America, and show its destructive conclusion. In a perverse twist, the film invites the viewer to be at once soothed and repulsed by the seething display of the flag and what it leads to. The film establishes a tension between visual beauty and narrative and thematic concerns. ECHO ANTHEM is made up of three sections, each suggesting the same sequence of events. The viewer is challenged to fluctuate between states -- from being engulfed by the visuals to being concerned about the narrative particulars and thematic possibilities.

Rental: $30.00
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Joyce Wieland

Catfood (1968) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: structural

"In CATFOOD she shows a cat devouring fish after fish for some ten minutes. There seems to be no repetition of shots, but the imagery is so consistent throughout--shot of the fish, the cat eating, his paw clawing, another fish, the cat eating, etc.--that it is just possible theat shots are recurrent, There is no question but that Wieland has a unique talent." P. Adams Sitney, Film Culture "J.W.'s CATFOOD is as uncompromising and didactic as anything by Godard" The New Yorker

Rental: $50.00
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Werner Nekes

Kelek (1968) 16mm, , 58 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art, Structural _ Minimal

"Kelek belongs to the 'structural' or 'minimal' cinema movement in that its content is subordinated to the viewer's perception and has no intrinsic significance. Unlike most examples of this genre. Though, Kelek is never boring and is brought to a new awareness of the process of perception. The five basic shots of the film have to be filled by the viewer's own consciousness and there is absolutly no opportunity given for any spurious identification." W.N. "Kelek is a regular film. There is no more 'in that place' or 'in that scene' ...' Kelek is a film which moves exclusively on one level, that of seeing." Wim Wenders Filmkritik Feb 1969 "Werner Nekes is making the films that those who oppose thier radical pronouncements to his radical aesthetics, ought to be making, and yet are not." Frankfurter Rundschau "Werner Nekes seemed to me the most improtatnt member of the Hamburg group; very preoccupied with form, with movements with structure... Kelek deals with shape, movement. The camera is steady, focussed on detail, a bridge, a street; the progression is slow, careful, calculated, abstract. A very pure visual music was coming to me from his film" Jonas Mekas Village Voice

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Werner Nekes

T-WO-MEN (1972) 16mm, , 90 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: structural

His T-WO-MEN is a five part study of two women attitudizing a lesbian relationship thorugh which Nekes can pursue his structural techniques.

Rental: $140
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Ryan Marino

All That Remains (2008) DVD NTSC, Color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, History, Landscape & Architecture, Structural

A study in the light, textures and ghosts that make up the abandoned.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Peter Tscherkassky

Parallel Space: Inter-View (1992) 16mm, Black and White, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Structural

PARALLEL SPACE: INTER-VIEW was made using a still camera. The photograph produced by a 35mm camera corresponds exactly to the size of two film frames. If the negative of a photograph is projected sideways, two film frames are seen: first the upper and then the lower half of the original photographic image is projected. Its temporal and spatial unity disintegrates into pieces which then start corresponding with each other. "Photographic processes - the material transformations involved in recording, developing, printing, and in the case of film, projecting function as metaphors for psychological processes. What Tscherkassky does is to take various tropes of '60s structural filmmaking (derived from Landow, Kubelka, Frampton, Gehr and Sharits) and run them through a Lacanian psychoanalytic sieve. In both form and psychological content, PARALLEL SPACE is deeply reflexive." - Amy Taubin, "Flash Floods: PARALLEL-SPACE: INTER-VIEW"

Rental: $40.00
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Peter Gidal

No Night No Day (1997) 16mm, Color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

What darkness the film will have in No Night No Day will not be connected to nature's night, equally light will be unconnected to 'day' as a lived concept and reality. A distension from any nature, including the nature of film, or the viewer's natural 'seeing', is probably closest to what my concerns with this film are. Attempting to grasp, attempting to know, the usual problems. - P.G. 1998.

Rental: $75.00
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Maria Niro

Terminal Beach (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism, Structural

A collaboration between the artist and Jesus Olmo, video artist and screenwriter (Spain). Terminal Beach is a moving diptych accompanied by an original soundscape composed by the artist. It's an examination of how contemporary culture's motivations and ambitions have physically challenged our landscapes and will continue to do so in the not so distant future. Obscure strange events take place at Terminal Beach and it looks as if nature is about to rebel against humanity. The world seems like it reached the end of the road, all brought on by consumerism. We get the sense a disastrous event is about to take place, or perhaps it already has. Yet humanity goes on, completely oblivious of their surroundings. An inverted reality, much like a dystopian scenario J.G Ballard creates in his stories. The title is borrowed from one of his books.

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Barbara Lattanzi

Optical De-dramatization Engine (O.D.E.) applied in 15-hour cycles to Ma-Xu Weibang's 'Yeban gesheng' (Song at Midnight), 1937 (2015) Digital File, b&w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, ethnic & multicultural , films about film, found footage, history, structural, technology

The video presents an algorithmic, generative, and software-driven dataset of images - a dataset that dynamically runs in 15-hour cycles. The sequenced, glitched imagery derives from the brilliant and melodramatic Shanghai version of "Phantom of the Opera" made in 1937. My software guarantees that the video generates non-repeating compositional patterns. For this video recording, the launching time of my original software intentionally occurs at, and is displayed as, 23:55 (Sept. 20, 2015), just prior to midnight. At precisely midnight, the video records the event of a triggered algorithm. The algorithm causes the start of the central song of "Yeban gesheng" - the politically enigmatic and emotionally intense "Song at Midnight".

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Dustin Thompson

The Travelogues (2010) DVD NTSC, digiBeta NTSC, miniDV NTSC, Color, 49 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Art & Artists, Dance, Environement & Nature, Films About Film, Found Footage, Hand Processed, Landscape & Architecture, Literary & Theatre, Personal Diary & Journal, Structural

"One of the most incredible movies at Tribeca [2010] is, at 49 minutes in length, probably the least commercial: Dustin Thompson's avant-garde documentary [The] Travelogues ... He is a democratic tourist: a lover, an Italian cathedral, and surfers in a Munich river carry equal narrative weight. The mini-narratives, however, are distinguished between differing angles and speeds; form sets them apart. This is fantastic stuff, a festival film that makes you feel that life in worth living, and Tribeca worth attending." -Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine Also available on Blue Ray Disc and HDCAM.

Rental: $100.00
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DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $100.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $100.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Dead Heat (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: philosophical, structural

"DEAD HEAT" gets its title from "dead heat" meaning "tied race". In this video, the screen is split into 4 horizontal layers in which moving subjects (bird, horse, myself, ship) start together, then repeatedly traverse it at their own speeds, intermittently lapping, but starting and ending simultaneously on first and last frames. We all start and end in the same way -- birth and death -- but our "speeds," our lives, within that span are very different. Like almost all Barbara Rosenthal's work, it is formed over time from several inspirations that she records when first noticed or created, then later composited or issued when their relationships, and meanings, become apparent. The four segments were individually recorded by various video technologies in 1987, 2005, 2006, and 2009. Premiered during Barbara Rosenthal's solo mini-retrospective "33 Existential Videos", curated by Klaus Eisenlohr for Directors Lounge at Z-Bar Screening Room, Berlin, 2009. Reviewed by Clare Carswell in Flash Art Interntional, Oct. 2009. CULTURAL STATEMENT ABOUT "DEAD HEAT": Since AIDS and Cancer have been picking off so many of my friends and relatives, I've noticed that although these issues are addressed in art politically, very little is really said in American art about death in a metaphoric way. This is an attempt to address that issue.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

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Takahiko Iimura

On Duration in Film (1972/2010) DVD NTSC, b/w, 39 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: structural

Includes: 2 Minutes 46 Seconds 16 Frames (100 feet) (1972/2010) 16mm/dvd, 8min. 33sec. 1 To 60 Seconds (1973/2010) 16mm/dvd, 30min. 30sec. I asked John Cage about his piece 4 Minutes 33 seconds(1952),discussing the conceptual title of the piece. Time itself becomes the title of the piece. John said that it's not just the time but also a space, and I responded by discussing the Japanese concept of ma, which is a concept that construes time and space as inextricably linked. I also made a piece called 2 Minutes 46 Seconds 16 Frames (100 feet), made in 1972, which was inspired by his piece. In the beginning, I chronologically wrote down the numbers one to twenty-four on each frame for 100 feet of film. Then I chronologically wrote down the numbers one to sixty, but this time every second (every 24 frames), and did this twice. It was an attempt to show that time is also distance, especially with film. - Takahiko Iimura, from the interview by Julian Ross, 2010 A screening of 1 To 60 Seconds at Utica college in 1976 is a case in point...After a few seconds many members of the audience had recognized that the numbers were in some definite order and that the passages of dark leader which separated the frames with the numbers had some specific relationship to numbers themselves.....everyone I talked with or saw was intensely experiencing the film by remaining acutely conscious of the passage of time and of the stately progression of Iimura's film in the theater. - Scott MacDonald, Afterimage, April 1978 In 1 To 60 Seconds Iimura does an extraordinary thing: he abstracts time from any concrete associations, seems to put it on the screen and there you sit looking at (or for) it, experiencing it. The film is all black leader except for the numbers 1 to 60 that appear individually in sequence to indicate the amount of time in seconds that each of them followed one second letter by a number or numbers indicating the total amount of time that has thus far transpired. So at each juncture you know beforehand how much time awaits you before the next and how much is behind you, and then it's just you and the black screen. - Paul Poggiali, The Soho Weekly News, New York, May 9 1974

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Linda Fenstermaker

Inversion (2013) 16mm, color_bw, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, landscape, structural

Inversion is a reflection upon the body without memory and without time. In a unique blending of perspectives in, behind and around the camera, it creates an open space to expand female consciousness, as an embodiment of the film itself. Shot, edited and finished in 16mm, this film showcases the intricacies and beauty of the film medium, in creating a new dialog between filmmaker, camera and subject. There is a yearning to discover a space for the female self, a space where this self can discover her body and break away from the external gazes of both camera and viewer. Through this exploration of (her)self and the space around, the viewer is invited to reflect upon their own bodies and gazes. With visual exchanges between the female performer, the camera and the landscape, Inversion constantly questions the conventions of filmmaking and roles of women within this cinematic space. There is an inherent tension that is present within these interactions, a dialog between pain and pleasure, visible and invisible, self and other that asks the viewer to become a participant within the cinematic experience. It pulls the viewer into the nothingness that lies beyond the boundaries of the camera itself. Inversion exposes this space of uncertainty, trying to control the uncontrollable within.

Rental: $45.00
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Josh Lewis

Pillager (2011) 16mm, b&w, 3.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, hand-processed, personal/diary/journal, spiritual/mystical, structural

Made towards the end of my tenure as a grunt worker in a film processing lab, at a time when I was spending most of my days slacking off down in the lab's sub basement playing with raw film stock and reversal chemicals. This was a fairly disgusting space with dirt floors and four-foot ceilings from which the leaking guts hung down from the operation above, but it was open, and I could stretch out full 100' foot rolls of film from end to end on the floor. From there, I could freely apply developers, bleaches and fixers in whatever ways I could think of, usually mashing in the dust, leaves, and garbage that was kicked up in the process. -JL

16mm Rental: $35.00

16mm Sale: $$500

Josh Lewis

Doubt #2 (2013) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, hand-processed, personal/diary/journal, spiritual/mystical, structural

An ongoing series of investigations that attempt to penetrate film's enigmatic materiality in tandem with the vagaries of my own emotional and psychological states. Each installment consists of a single 100' roll of 16mm black and white film stock exposed with simple vertical lines that follow the natural trajectory of the film strip. Working under red light, the emulsion is then treated by hand with various chemical applications, giving the strip it its color, texture, and sense of movement. Although an idea of progress from roll to roll is not necessarily an objective, I do have sense that working and struggling with the material in this way will symbiotically further my understanding of what film is made of, and what I am made of. -JL

16mm Rental: $35.00

16mm Sale: $500.00

Margaret Rorison

DER SPAZIERGANG (2013) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape_architecture, personal_diary_journal, structural

A documentation of long walks throughout Berlin, Germany during the cold days of April, 2013. The footage is composed of single frames along with longer moments of glance. The title comes from a short story by Robert Walser.

Rental: $20.00
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16mm Sale: $150.00

Josh Solondz

Prisoner's Cinema (2012) DigiBeta NTSC, b&w, 11 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, dance, ethnic/multicultural, music, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health, science & medicine, spiritual/mystical, structural, technology

"It has been widely reported that prisoners confined to dark cells often see brilliant light displays, which is sometimes called the "prisoner's cinema. [...] The brain contains many (perhaps an infinite number) of feedback loops. One of these involves a pathway between a part of the frontal lobe of the brain, which extends through the cingulate gyrus, caudate nucleus and down to the thalamus. This particular pathway is associated with the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is involved in many biological processes, including those of depression and sleep." -Salvatore Cullari.

I hand spliced this project until my computer crashed. It should induce alpha and delta states, the brain states of the hyper aware and the comatose. For my mother.

Winner of Special Jury Mention New Orleans Film Festival (2013)

Rental: $40
DigiBeta NTSC Rental: $40

Josh Solondz

Burning Star (2011) DigiBeta NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, dance, ethnic/multicultural, music, personal/diary/journal, psychology & mental health, science & medicine, spiritual/mystical, structural, technology

Dedicated to my father, who asked that I make a more colourful work. Made during my residency at the now defunct Experimental Television Center, "Burning Star" is a colourful implo/explosion of the twelve sided star. The title refers to Kenji Onishi's "A Burning Star." -Joshua Gen Solondz

Winner Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, U.S.A. (2013)

Rental: $30
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

The Decision (1981) DVD_PAL, Color , 33 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: Cameraless, Films about Film, Found Footage, Personal diary journal , Structural

A woman, enclosed in the four walls of her home, struggles to find a balance between her fairy tale upbringing and the mundane reality of her everyday life.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Vera Neubauer

The Fly in the Sky (2010) DVD_PAL, color, 4.48 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Music, Structural

"Let us say that Fly in the Sky has fallen into a spiderweb and the spider has sucked her dry. This is a fact cannot be forgotten. If such a fact should be forgotten, it would create a blemish in the universe. Do you understand me or not?" I.B. Singer

For the last 800 years many monks, nuns and prisoners dreamed of escaping the Abbey.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Heather Loughran

Untitled XXX (2014) Digital File, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, erotic, films about film, structural

Short 3 channel film presenting multiple perspectives of one couple having sex.

Rental: $50
DVD NTSC Rental: $50

Josh Lewis

Chorus I, V, VIII (2015) 16MM, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, films about film, hand-processed, spiritual/mystical, structural

TO THE ACCUSER WHO IS THE GOD OF THIS WORLD

Rental: $20

16mm Sale: $600

Stephanie Wuertz

Calgon (2014) Digital , color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, found footage , political/social activism , structural

in collaboration with Sasha Janerus

An auto-erotic odyssey in three parts.

Sarah Sitzler

Sibyl of Cumae: I can no longer make you smile (2014) video , color, min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: arts & artists, body, environment & nature, literature & theater, personal / diary / journal , philosophical, structural

I would like to examine the cumaean sibyl through the lens of a phrase decayed through a repetitive everyday ritual of care as an act of resistance to the aging body. - Angeli Sion

I have seen with my own eyes the sibyl hanging in a jar, and when the boys asked her. What do you want? She answered, I want to die.
-- On Cumaean Sibyl, Petronius in Satyricon, epigraph of T.S Eliots The Waste Land

Rental: $20

Eva Kolcze

All That Is Solid (2014) Video file, b&w, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, environment & nature, films about film, landscape and architecture, structural

All That is Solid investigates Brutalist architecture through the surface of black and white celluloid.

The film features three locations: Robarts Library, The University of Toronto Scarborough campus (UTSC) and the Ross building at York University. Footage of the buildings has been degraded using a number of chemical and physical processes. The film explores the utopian visions that inspired the Brutalist movement and the material aesthetic connection between concrete and celluloid.

Rental: $100

DVD NTSC Sale: $450

Muhammad Baber Suleman

24FRAMES (2014) DVD, b&w, min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: arts & artists, films about film, philosophical, structural, technology

24FRAMES is a short film that peers through the windows around us. In a play of vision, perception and motion, the film explores the power of frames in exposing, concealing, shaping and constraining what we see and how we see it. The only way to immerse in the film's imagery is to see it frame by frame.

Rental: $25

DVD NTSC Sale: $200

Terry Ellis

Newman's Shade (2006/13) DVD_PAL, b&w, 4.15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, films about film, structural

The breeze turns a window blind into an ever changing composition by Barnett Newman, circa 1958.

DVD PAL Rental: $35

DVD PAL Sale: $100

Terry Ellis

Tracking Marlowe (3 Strikes and You're Out) (2013/14) DVD Pal, b&w, 8.09 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: films about films , structural

A 12 panel 16th/17th century lacquered Chinese screen - Spring Morning in the Han Palace - that I saw in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in May 2013 provided both the inspiration and structure for this film, but when editing it I had in mind George Montgomery's film 'Lady in the Lake' in which the action is seen almost entirely through Marlowe's eyes. The line of dialogue that repeats 3 times is taken from Edward Dmytryk's 'Murder, My Sweet', in which Marlowe is played by Dick Powell.

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Terry Ellis

Sleight of Hand (2013) DVD PAL , b&w, 2.56 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about films, structural

One of a planned series of short works illustrating well known phrases, saying and proverbs.

Rental: $35

DVD PAL Sale: $75

Terry Ellis

Demonstration (2014) DVD PAL, color, 4.55 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about films, structural

A photograph of a demonstration in Trafalgar Square which I took sometime in the 1970s (and which has been taped to my studio wall since then) comes very slowly into focus, accompanied by the sound of helicopters hovering overhead.

Trafalgar Square is overlooked by the National Gallery. I've no recollection of thinking this at the time, but it seems I chose to focus on 3 figures who would not look out of place in the background of any number of 16th or 17th century paintings that hang in the gallery.

'After RH' refers to Richard Hamilton's 1970 screenprint series 'Kent State'.

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DVD PAL Sale: $100

Georg Anthony Svatek

#2 (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 2:30 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: body , dance, music , structural

In Collaboration with Florinda Frisardi

Video installation of two cameras positioned outside a square demarkation. Two bodies moving in and out of sync, crossing screens, touching, rolling, twisting, turning, falling.

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DVD NTSC Sale: $15

Georg Anthony Svatek

St. Cecilia (2011) DVD NTSC, color, 2:42 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: children/youth, landscape / architecture , structural

Portrait of an abandoned catholic school in Brooklyn, NY guided by the temperature of light changing throughout the course of one day.

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DVD NTSC Sale: $15

Walter Ungerer

noCOM (2014) DVD NTSC, color, 9:45 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature, landscape & architecture, philosophical, spiritual/mystical, structural

Drawing and animation from the basis of this work. The film title is noCOM, an abbreviation for "no comment". With all due respects I find this do this to be an appropriate description of this film, which is based on abstract drawings, obscure images, and distorted sounds.

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Walter Ungerer

ICI (2013) DVD NTSC, color, 7:32 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment & nature, landscape & architecture, philosophical, spiritual/mystical, structural

Time lapse video clips from the basis of this work. The film begins as an evolution of abstract images continuously changing in color, shape and texture. As the film plays, it slowly reveals the source and identity of the original subject-matter. The sound track adds its own abstract utterances; only revealing recognizable tones in cadence with the visuals. At its conclusion, one is aware the purpose of the film is not only to titillate the senses, but to expose the void that goes beyond apparent reality.

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Terry Ellis

The Cezanne Shuffle (2015) DVD NTSC, color, 1:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, landscape and architecture, structural

27 views of Mont Sainte-Victoire selected from around 60 made during one day in October 2014, these 27 views arranged in 3 groups of 9 and these 3 groups of 9 'shuffled' together according to not entirely pre-determined pattern; what starts out as a kind of 'mosaic', shifting continuously between close, medium and long shot, quickly breaks down, as views are 'used up', into isolated views separated by short bursts of black and black/white. The sound is a rhythmic, somewhat awkward clapping together with ambient sounds recorded on site.

Rental: $35

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Bara Jichova

The Hatch House (2015) DVD NTSC, color, 10min min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, history, landscape and architecture, philosophical, structural

The Hatch House is a short, stop motion and live-action documentary exploring an idiosyncratic, cube-like bauhaus cottage and its independent owner, Ruth Hatch. A 1950's sanctuary for artists and intellectuals like Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and the Boston Brahmins Jack Phillips, Jack Hall. The Hatch House explores a fragile, amateur structure living at the cultural crossroads between DIY "work of the brain" and the rising tide of American bourgeois, consumerist values.

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DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Terry Ellis

Tilt (2008/2015) DVD NTSC, color, 4:10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, films about film, structural

Made originally in 2008 in black and white and with a different soundtrack. The title refers to tilting the camera up to bring the horizon line down or down to bring it up and the film was prompted by seeing a documentary about John Ford which mentioned that in his framing, particularly in his westerns (e.g., 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon') he would often alternate between a high and a low horizon, something which apparently he took from the paintings of Frederick Remington. The image could not be simpler: basically the 'frame' is divided in half horizontally. The film was 'scored' very precisely and in constructing it this 'score' was followed to the letter. In 2015 I revisited the film and added color. While working on it I changed upon a song by Kevin Coyne ('Porcupine People') that seemed oddly appropriate and took the liberty of 'lifting'2 or 3 lines from the song to construct a new soundtrack.

Rental: $35

DVD NTSC Sale: $100(institution); $50 (individual)

Terry Ellis

Field Film (1977/2015) DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, 4:20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about film, found footage, structural

Description (Film Synopsis or Link to Synopsis): Filmed originally on Super 8mm in 1977 as 'Field- the Dutch Hostage Film'. Narrative played a supporting role to materiality and process (film as both object and subject). The film was transferred to digital video in 2007 and re-edited and given a soundtrack in 2015, thus becoming both a facsimile of the original and a new work. The soundtrack was pieced together from recordings made at the Roundhouse in London in 2009 during David Byrne's installation 'Playing the Building'.

Rental: $35

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Louis Cox

Special Delivery (original cut) (2014) DVD NTSC, B&W, 1:57 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: comedy, literary theatre, structural

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Louis Cox

Special Delivery (2014) DVD NTSC, Color, 1:33 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: comedy, literary theatre, music, structural

A deliveryman gets in over his head.

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Louis Cox

Le Window (2014) DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, 4:03 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: comedy, literary theatre, music, structural

A new wave of suspense film.

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Louis Cox

I'm Trying (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W, 5:59 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: literary theatre, philosophical, structural

Two people caught in a circle, smoking a circle.

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DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Louis Cox

Bedtime Ritual (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W, 4;13 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: literary theatre, psychology mental health, structural

Strange things happen to a man who can't sleep.

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DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Jonathan Brainin

Abstract Mimesis: Zion (2006) DVD, color, 31 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, music, structural, technology

Abstract video created from one still image of a mountain wall at Zion National Park.

Rental: $30

Karissa Hahn

1_ _ _ _ _1 {tension} (2015) DVD NTSC, B&W, 02:50 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, films about film, structural

OH! uh, canted angle.... a 'collaboration' or rather, a collusion of sorts...as for my volition....I fall, you falter.. thinking about "A Young Girl Defending Herself against Eros" by William Adolphe Bouguereau 1880 thinking about taking us down with me //the first in a series///

Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $60.00

Mary Billyou

CBS Eye (2010) 16mm , color, 4.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, films about film, found footage , structural, technology

A color rayogram of the famous monocular logo, where registration is no where to be found. "The following film was pre-recorded."

Rental: $30
16mm Rental: $30

David Baker

Tenebrae (for Jack Goldstein) (2012) DVD, b&w, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: spiritual & mystical , structural

Effluvia of memory, lineaments of light now lost, This is what the nighttime sky can bring. Nimbus: from the Latin for "dark cloud". Tremulant: trembling. Penumbral: "4 space of partial illumination between the umbra or perfect shadow, on all sides and full light" - Sir Isaac Newton

Rental: $50.00

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