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Your search by 'Avant Garde/Experimental' identified 14 films

  • 48 Heads Out of the Museum Merkurov

    48 Heads Out of the Museum Merkurov

    Austria , 2012 , 4 min. Working intensively with death masks made by the Soviet sculptor Sergey Merkurov (1881-1952), a student of Auguste Rodin, filmmaker Anna Artaker translates them into various medial forms... more
  • Altair

    Altair

    USA , 1995 , 8 min. “Altair offers a cutout-animation version of color film noir. The images were culled from six late-’40s issues of Cosmopolitan magazine and set to an almost four-minute segment of Stravinsky’s Firebird (looped twice) to create a sinister, perfumed world.”—Lewis Klahr... more
  • Animation Hotline, 2013

    Animation Hotline, 2013

    USA , 2011 , 6 min. This year’s edition of the hotline offers a hugely entertaining combination of micro-animations set against a soundtrack of crowdsourced voicemail messages... more
  • Daylight Moon

    Daylight Moon

    USA , 2002 , 13 min. “Of all the films I’ve made using collage … this one gets the closest to what I’m after,” says Lewis Klahr of his film, which Wexner Center for the Arts film curator Chris Stults called “one of the most exhilarating explorations of light, shadow, color, rhythm, and melancholy in recent cinema.”... more
  • Elsa Kirk

    Elsa Kirk

    USA , 1999 , 5 min. Lewis Klahr’s “hieroglyphic montage” trilogy began with photo contact sheets of three actress/models the filmmaker found in a New York thrift store. One was named and dated—Elsa Kirk, Feb 22 ’63. “I found myself intrigued by the strong sense of fiction and document in these photos,” says Klahr... more
  • Engram Sepals

    Engram Sepals

    USA , 2000 , 6 min. “A Buddhist noir—the dead body remembers.”—Lewis Klahr... more
  • Exterior Extended

    Exterior Extended

    Austria , 2013 , 9 min. Siegfried A. Fruhauf´s Exterior Extended exemplifies an artistic strategy whereby a maximum effect is achieved through the combination of a minimum of individual elements. A 35mm film with 36 photos provides starting material for a stringent study on the theme of spatial perception in film... more
  • Gloria Victoria

    Gloria Victoria

    Canada , 2013 , 7 min. The music of Shostakovich provides the backdrop for this stunningly powerful animated look of the horror of war... more
  • Go Down Death

    Go Down Death

    USA , 2013 , 88 min. Aaron Schimberg’s grimly comedic first feature portrays life in a nihilistic nowhere, populated by disfigured card players, disinterested prostitutes, and child grave diggers. This experimental and deeply stylized work of neo-Dada is as daring as indie cinema gets... more
  • Her Fragrant Emulsion

    Her Fragrant Emulsion

    USA , 1987 , 11 min. “An obsessional homage to the ’60s B-film actress Mimsy Farmer. The film’s visceral collage images act as a metaphor for sensuality and move in and out of sync with the soundtrack to evoke the distancing and intimacy cycles that are common in love relationships.”—Lewis Klahr... more
  • Pony Glass

    Pony Glass

    USA , 1997 , 15 min. “The story of comic-book character Jimmy Olsen’s secret life. In this 15-minute cutout animation, Superman’s pal embarks on his most adult adventure ever as he navigates the treacherous shoals of early-’60s romance, trying to resolve a sexual identity crisis of epic proportions.”—Lewis Klahr... more
  • Praxis 12

    Praxis 12

    Austria , 2012 , 21 min. Almost all the images that make up Praxis 12 emerge from impenetrable blackness. But some mysterious events are taking place in the pitch-black space they come from... more
  • The Rain Couplets

    The Rain Couplets

    USA , 2012 , 14 min. “Kiss the Rain and The Street of Everlasting Rain are part of The Rain Couplets, a new subset of my ongoing Prolix Satori project. Like my other Couplets, they grapple with romantic love, time, and the nuances of repetition.”—Lewis Klahr... more
  • tricolor

    tricolor

    Austria , 2011 , 8 min. In an established technique for avant-garde film, analogue stock is worked on directly, touched, and attacked. In tricolor the filmstrip is worked over in this fashion: first, tinted frame by frame with a special paint for use on glass, then scratched, carved, and artistically slit... more
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