Bruce Elder

16mm, color, sound, 106 min
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Chemical transformations of the image are wedded with electrical modifications to produce a fantasia of vibrantly colored alchemical forms that suggest an erotic wonder at all the world's surfaces, including ...
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About

Chemical transformations of the image are wedded with electrical modifications to produce a fantasia of vibrantly colored alchemical forms that suggest an erotic wonder at all the world's surfaces, including many historical sites in Germany, the subject of Elder's boyhood fantasies, and of vineyards in Europe and America, which Elder uses as the sign of the goodness of the created world. The use of aleatory processes extends this faith into the making of the film. The subject of the film is what is gained, and what is lost, through these transformations.... The loss of innocence is wedded to the deepening of wisdom (and while we appreciate the ultimate richness such transformations bring, we also mourn what is lost in the process). Modern technologies are used to the ends of Magick.

Films

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    She Is Away
    Experimental

    She Is Away
    Bruce Elder

    16mm, color, sound, 13 min
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    • Literarature / Theater
    • Structural
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    Permutations and Combinations
    Experimental

    Permutations and Combinations
    Bruce Elder

    16mm, color, sound, 7.5 min
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    • Structural
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    The Art of Worldly Wisdom
    Experimental

    The Art of Worldly Wisdom
    Bruce Elder

    16mm, color, sound, 55 min
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    • Environment / Nature
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Literarature / Theater
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    Sweet Love Remembered
    Experimental

    Sweet Love Remembered
    Bruce Elder

    16mm, color, sound, 12.5 min
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    • Literarature / Theater
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    1857: (Fool's Gold)
    Experimental

    1857: (Fool's Gold)
    Bruce Elder

    16mm, color, sound, 24 min
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    • Literarature / Theater
    • Philosophical
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    Illuminated Texts
    Experimental

    Illuminated Texts
    Bruce Elder

    16mm, color, sound, 176 min
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    • Philosophical
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    Lamentations: Part One (Reels 1-5 Of 11) The Dream of the Last Historian
    Experimental

    Lamentations: Part One (Reels 1-5 Of 11) The Dream of the Last Historian
    Bruce Elder

    16mm, color, sound, 210 min
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    • Philosophical
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    Lamentations: Part Two (Reels 6-11 of 11) the Sublime Calculation
    Experimental

    Lamentations: Part Two (Reels 6-11 of 11) the Sublime Calculation
    Bruce Elder

    16mm, color, sound, 240 min
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    • Philosophical
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    Surprised By Joy
    Experimental

    Surprised By Joy
    Bruce Elder

    16mm, color, sound, 200 min
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    Crack, Brutal, Grief
    Experimental

    Crack, Brutal, Grief
    Bruce Elder

    16mm, color, sound, 80 min
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    • Philosophical