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LEN LYE

CHRISTOPHER MACLAINE

Rhythms

Beat Films

A Colour Box 35mm, 1935, 4’ Kaleidoscope 35mm, 1935, 4’ The Birth of the Robot 35mm, 1936, 7’ Rainbow Dance 35mm, 1936, 5’ Trade Tattoo 35mm, 1937, 5’ Colour Flight 35mm, 1938, 4’ Swinging the Lambeth Walk 35mm, 1939, 4’ Colour Cry 35mm, 1953, 3’ Rhythm 16mm, 1957, b/w, 1’ Free Radicals 16mm, 1958-1979, b/w, 4’ Particles in Space 16mm, 1980, b/w, 4’ Tal Farlow 16mm, 1960-1980, b/w, 2’

The End 16mm, 1953, 35’ The Man Who Invented Gold 16mm, 1957, 14’ Beat 16mm, 1958, 6’ Scotch Hop 16mm, 1959, 6’

Len Lye pioneered “direct film,” films made without a camera, by painting and scratching images directly onto celluloid, by reworking found footage, and by experimenting with a number of early color techniques.

Len Lye a inventé le « cinéma direct », – des films faits sans caméra – en peignant et grattant sur la pellicule, en remontant des chutes d’autres films, ou en pratiquant de nombreuses techniques expérimentales de tirage en couleurs.

A poet who fell into poverty and madness, Christopher MacLaine directed four features between 1953 and 1959. These films were rescued from obscurity by the American director Stan Brakhage, who considered Scotch Hop (1959) his ultimate masterpiece. Pessimistic and provocative, McLaine is well known for his first film The End (1953), where he takes on the role of a doomsday prophet.

Ses quatre films réalisés entre 1953 et 1959 sont sauvés de l’oubli par le cinéaste américain Stan Brakhage qui considérait Scotch Hop (1959) comme son ultime chef d’œuvre. Pessimiste et provocateur, Christopher MacLaine reste associé à son premier film The End (1953) dans lequel il s’improvise prophète de la fin des temps.

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