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Filmmaker Len Lye shows excerpts from several of his works and discusses his ideas with Peretz William Johnnes, director of the Film Center of the YM-YWHA in New York City. Lye also speaks of his work and ideas, demonstrates some "tangibles", and shows clips from his films. Len Lye was a New Zealand filmmaker active from about 1930 through the 60's. As a youth he studied Polynesian art. One of the first artists to paint and draw directly on film, he also developed several of the montage and fast-cutting techniques later used successfully in advertising. His interest in the relationship between light and rhythm led to experiments with moving sculptures he called “tangibles.” These later evolved into moving sculptures that generated their own music. 1962.

Title: Len Lye presents film and sculpture, discusses his work, 1962

Reference: 620128


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