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Other Avant-Garde DVDs
not all specifically visual music, these are important works we recommend
Jurgen Reble, Passion. PAL DVD, A Re:Voir release.
A personal film journey. Jurgen Reble, former member of the German filmmaking group "Schmelzdahin" (dissolved in 1989), focuses on exploring the film material through bacterial processes, weathering and chemical treatment during and after development. "The basic idea is that it is impossible to fix film. Film is something which is always in a state of flux... The images, "real" in the beginning, gradually disintegrate and the gelatine layer -- where the chemicals are embedded -- dissolves. All that's left in the end is the 'raging of the elements'..." (J. Reble). PASSION (1989-1990) b/w & color, originally Super 8, 54 mins. PAL, region 0. Re:Voir DVD release, 2015
Private home use $35.
Institutional use $200 (permits classroom and library use, no other public exhibition permitted, use in galleries and museums prohibited)
NEW Christian Lebrat, Vibrations. PAL DVD, a Re:Voir Release. Films include: FILM NUMÉRO DEUX (1976) * COULEURS DÉLICIEUSES SUR FOND BLEU (1976) * ORGANISATION I (1977) * LIMINAL MINIMAL I ET II (1977) * RÉSEAUX (1978) * TRAMA (1978-1980) * AUTOPORTRAIT AU DISPOSITIF (1981) * HOLON (1981-1982) * LE MOTEUR DE L'ACTION (A.M.D.) (1985). Christian Lebrat's cinema deals with questions of structure and color in a perpetual attempt to escape the frame's constraints. As the screen explodes with stroboscopic rhythms and abstract combinations of shapes based on rigorous mathematic schemata, color and film form are objectified. The film becomes an enveloping psychedelic experience for the viewer, where the abstract intersects with the "real", and the vibration of color transforms the very act of looking. V118. $30 private home use, $200 institutions. Email to order. TRAILER ON VIMEO
Christopher MacLaine : Beat Films. PAL DVD, Re:Voir Release. V120. Contains:
$35 private home use, $200 institutions. Email to order.
FluxFilm Anthology. PAL DVD.
Films by Nam June Paik, Dick Higgins, George Maciunas, Chieko Shiomi, John Cavanaugh, James Riddle, Yoko Ono, George Brecht, Robert Watts, Pieter Vanderbiek, Joe Jones, Eric Anderson, Jeff Perkins, Wolf Vostell, Albert Fine, George Landow, Paul Sharits, John Cale, Peter Kennedy, Mike Parr, Ben Vautier. Originally 16mm, b/w & color, 120 minutes, 1962-1970. Contains a 32-page booklet by Maeva Aubert on the Fluxus artists and films. Re:Voir release. V110.
Private home use $40.
Institutions $200 (permits classroom and library use, no other public exhibition permitted, use in galleries and museums prohibited)
Paul Sharits: Mandala Films
Private home use $30. Institutions $200 (permits classroom and library use, no other public exhibition permitted, use in galleries and museums prohibited)
Michael Snow Presents. PAL DVD, Re:Voir Release.$35 private home use, $200 institutions. Inquire to order
Berthold Bartosch, L'Idee. PAL DVD. Re:Voir release. Bartosch's only surviving film was completed single-handedly in Paris in 1932. Almost 45000 frames were animated on four different levels simultaneously, often with as many as 18 superimpositions made in the camera. "(...) Bartosch showed that animation could be POETIC... It was Bartosch who first dared to give animation the dimension of a great art, trusting it to voice his pain, to lay bare his heart, to tell of his hope for a better future - which he never saw." - Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker, 1969. V119. $30 private home use. Institutions, $200. Email to order
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