Preludes (...) 7 - 12

16mm, color, silent, 20 min
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This is a collection of six hand-painted sections interspersed by black leader ... which has been and will ONLY be shown in this form under this title. The first is what I call "plein-aire abstract" inasmuch ...
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This is a collection of six hand-painted sections interspersed by black leader ... which has been and will ONLY be shown in this form under this title. The first is what I call "plein-aire abstract" inasmuch as I am, while making the film, observing specific surroundings (primarily Vancouver Island, mostly in the city of Victoria) but am painting the reactions of my internal optic system affected by external scenes, only occasionally (and obliquely) identifiable. The ocean, the trees, the varieties of cityscape and landscape assert themselves as "pictures" (there is even a mirror image of a neon bar sign which persists for a few frames twice) but the images are essentially a wash and tangle of nervous feedback, sometimes influenced by, say, the colors of inlet waters, sometimes the wavemovements, but more ordinarily by the cellular shifts and shapes of the optic system receiving exterior imagery. The second is as removed as possible from any recognition of either exterior scene of interior feedback phenomena. It is, in its ineffability, as close to pure visual music as I can make it, more inspired by The Preludes of Bach or The Preludium of Buxtehude than anything of my surroundings when I was painting. The third, again, is "plein-aire abstraction" as defined above (painted in New York City) – with, for example, even a correctly toned green impression of The Statue of Liberty – and, then, impressions of Toronto with its architectural particularities appearing, midst hurrying people – shapes (almost as if photographed at times). This segment is Double-Printed (i. e., two frames for every painted one). The fourth is also Double-Printed and, as such, is an extreme mixture of 1) darks shot thru with jewel-like bursts of color, and 2) very white bursts of light and fleeting colored forms. This is a purely interior vision and as unlike anything describable as I could possibly make it. Double-printing and plein-aire also is the fifth section: herein thick weaves of multicolored lines and dull-colored blobs play off against each other. The sixth, and last section is almost a bursting of mostly golden light forms as if heralding sunlight itself in their hurried (single-frame) display.

Films

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    Gnir Rednow
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    Gnir Rednow
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    Interim
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    Interim
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    16mm, black and white, sound, 24 min
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    Desistfilm
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    Desistfilm
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    16mm, black and white, sound, 7 min
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    In Between
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    In Between
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, sound, 9.5 min
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    Reflections on Black
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    Reflections on Black
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 12 min
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    The Way to Shadow Garden
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    The Way to Shadow Garden
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
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    The Wonder Ring
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    The Wonder Ring
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 4 min
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    Loving
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    Loving
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 4 min
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    Nightcats
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    Nightcats
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 8 min
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    Daybreak & Whiteye
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    Daybreak & Whiteye
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 8 min
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    Anticipation of the Night
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    Anticipation of the Night
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 40 min
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    Window Water Baby Moving
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    Window Water Baby Moving
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 12 min
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    Wedlock House: An Intercourse
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    Wedlock House: An Intercourse
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, silent, 11 min
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    Sirius Remembered
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    Sirius Remembered
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 10.5 min
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    Cat's Cradle
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    Cat's Cradle
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 6 min
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    • Spiritual / Mystical
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    The Dead
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    The Dead
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 11 min
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    Centuries of June
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    Centuries of June
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 10 min
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    • Landscape / Architecture
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    Thigh Line Lyre Triangular
    Experimental

    Thigh Line Lyre Triangular
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 9 min
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    Prelude: Dog Star Man
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    Prelude: Dog Star Man
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 25 min
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    Films by Stan Brakhage: An Avant-Garde Home Movie
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    Films by Stan Brakhage: An Avant-Garde Home Movie
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 3.5 min
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    Blue Moses
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    Blue Moses
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10.5 min
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    • Spiritual / Mystical
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    Dog Star Man: Part I
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    Dog Star Man: Part I
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 30 min
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    • Philosophical
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    Dog Star Man: Part II
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    Dog Star Man: Part II
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 5.5 min
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    • Environment / Nature
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    Mothlight
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    Mothlight
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 4 min
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    • Environment / Nature
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    Oh Life—A Woe Story—The A Test News
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    Oh Life—A Woe Story—The A Test News
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, silent, 5 min
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    Dog Star Man (Complete)
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    Dog Star Man (Complete)
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 75 min
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    • Philosophical
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    Dog Star Man: Part III
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    Dog Star Man: Part III
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 7.5 min
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    Dog Star Man: Part IV
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    Dog Star Man: Part IV
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    16mm, color, silent, 6 min
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    • History
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    The Art of Vision
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    The Art of Vision
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 250 min
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    3 Films: Blue White/Bloodstone/Vein
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    3 Films: Blue White/Bloodstone/Vein
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 8 min
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    • History
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    Black Vision
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    Black Vision
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 2.5 min
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    • Psychology / Mental Health
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    Fire of Waters
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    Fire of Waters
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
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    Pasht
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    Pasht
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 5 min
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    • Environment / Nature
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    Two: Creeley/McClure
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    Two: Creeley/McClure
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 5 min
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    • Philosophical
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    Zone Moment
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    Zone Moment
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, sound, 3 min
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    Polite Madness
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    Polite Madness
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 2.5 min
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 1
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 1
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 24.5 min
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    • Psychology / Mental Health
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    My Mountain: Song 27
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    My Mountain: Song 27
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    16mm, color, silent, 24.25 min
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    The Horseman, The Woman And The Moth
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    The Horseman, The Woman And The Moth
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    16mm, color, silent, 19 min
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    My Mountain: Song 27: Part 2: Rivers
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    My Mountain: Song 27: Part 2: Rivers
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    16mm, color, silent, 32.75 min
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 2
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 2
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 40 min
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 3
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 3
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 27.5 min
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    The Weir-Falcon Saga
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    The Weir-Falcon Saga
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 29 min
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    The Animals of Eden and After
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    The Animals of Eden and After
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 35 min
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    Eyes
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    Eyes
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 35.5 min
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    The Machine of Eden
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    The Machine of Eden
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 11 min
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    Sexual Meditation: #1 Motel
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    Sexual Meditation: #1 Motel
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 7 min
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 4
    Experimental

    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 4
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 46 min
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