George Griffin - Griffiti

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In addition to the selection released on VHS in 1996 this DVD contains rarely seen experimental work from the 1970s and a slideshow of storyboards and commentary on A LITTLE ROUTINE. Holding more than 2 hours of indexed material GRIFFITI is an ideal tool

In addition to the selection released on VHS in 1996 this DVD contains rarely seen experimental work from the 1970s and a slideshow of storyboards and commentary on A LITTLE ROUTINE. Holding more than 2 hours of indexed material GRIFFITI is an ideal tool for analyzing and appreciating a body of short films, from the first experiments in technique, to the reflexive "anti-cartoons"
and gallery installations, to the later work based on music and narrative. It also includes a sample of commissioned work.

EARLY WORK
- Rapid Transit, 1969, 2:30. Sillhouetted bean mandalas hopping to a bongo beat.
- Displacement, 1969, 2:30. Abstract exercise in pattern recognition.
- Candy Machine, 1972, 4:00. A “little man” cartoon set against a xeroxed subway.
- Trikfilm 1, 1972, 1:00. Optically-printed nude dance; line drawn to Bach prelude.
- Trikfilm 3, 1973, 3:30. A hand draws a flipbook of liquid architecture.
- L’Age Door, 1975, 1:00. Animated flipbook of endlessly evolving entrancement.
- The Club, 1975, 4:00. A tour of an exclusive men’s club and its complacent members.
- It’s an OK Life, 1980, 4:00. Cartoon glimpse into a future which now seems all too familiar.

ANTI-CARTOONS
- Hand Collation, 1978/2004, 5:00. Hand-held documentary of time-stitching. Silent.
- Academy Leader Variation, 1984, :10. Cut-out photo countdown with body parts.
- Head, 1975, 10:30. A self-portrait of the animator undone by his cartoon surrogate.
- Thumbnail Sketches, 1976, 7:00. Elemental mini-icons perform acrobatic feats,
- Lineage, 1979, 29:00. Essay on animation’s contradictory legacy: comedy and formalism.
- Step Print, 1976, 7:00. Abstract color cycles for gallery installation. Silent.
- Block Print, 1978, 17:00. A duplicated documentary of a NYC sidewalk. Silent.
- Viewmaster, 1976, 3:00. Cartoons running circles in the face of Muybridge.

LATER WORK
- Thicket, 1985, 10:30. A dream visit with death and memory, accompanied by Schönberg.
- Ko-Ko, 1988, 3:00. Charlie Parker’s bebop anthem propels a storm of cultural shards.
- Flying Fur, 1981, 7:00. A minstrel show of cartoon self-doubt. Music by Scott Bradley.
- New Fangled, 1992, 2:00. Advertising jargon taken at face value.
- A Little Routine, 1994, 7:00. Bedtime for Nora: parent/child conflict resolution.
- Routine Stuff, 2004, 4:00. Slideshow of LR storyboards, artwork, and commentary.

COMMISSIONED WORK
- Amnesty International/Universal Bill of Rights, 1980, :30. Freedom of Speech. Fair Trial.
- Comedy Channel IDs, 1982, :10.
- Aquaducks for Nora, 1988, 4:00.  2 screen installation. Music by Joel Forrester.
- Sunday Afternoon with Vice President Quayle, 1988, 3:00. Spy-TV satire.
- Film Forum, 1974, 1990, 2002. Evolution of a NYC institution.

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40.00 USD

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

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120

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1

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Multizone

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NTSC

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4:3

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Colour

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DD2.0