Harry Smith - Early Abstractions


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Includes a 40 page booklet on Smith's work. Animations and abstractions that reference geological time, Pythagoras, Buddhism, The Kaballa, Oskar Fischinger and fly agarics - all to a soundtrack of the early Beatles.Films No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10. 16mm 1939-1956 color 23’
No. 1: Hand-drawn animation of dirty shapes — the history of the geologic period reduced to orgasm length.
No. 2: Batiked animation, etc., etc. The action takes place either inside the sun or in Zurich, Switzerland.
No. 3: Batiked animation made of dead squares, the most complex hand-drawn film imaginable.
No. 4: Black and white abstractions of dots and grillworks made in a single night.
No. 5: Color abstraction. Homage to Oskar Fischinger -- a sequel to No. 4.
No. 7: Optically printed Pythagoreanism in four movements supported on squares, circles, grillwork, and triangles with an interlude concerning an experiment.
No. 10: An exposition of Buddhism and the Kaballa in the form of a collage. The final scene shows Agaric mushrooms growing on the moon while the Hero and Heroine row by on a cerebrum.

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Monday, December 31, 2007