Len Lye in studio 1960s
Len Lye Foundation Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre

Len Lye in studio 1960s
Len Lye Foundation Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre

Projection Series #4: Man Without a Camera

  • Sat 3 Dec 2016
  • 12:15—12:45PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

A short selection of Len Lye’s films showcasing the flair and skill of a filmmaker abandoning the conventions of camera-made cinema

While New Zealand born Lye worked in a number of cinematic fields, it is Lye’s particular achievement in this experimental mode – direct filmmaking – that puts him in a class of his own.

Hand-painting and scratching on to film, Lye pioneered the ‘direct’ animation method, producing the cinematic masterpieces of A Colour Box (1935) and Free Radicals (1958). Alongside these well-known works, A Man Without a Camera showcases Lye’s thrilling work in the films Colour FlightColor Cry, Particles in Space and Tal Farlow. A short documentary piece accompanies the programme, showing Lye at work in his film studio.

 

Len Lye <em>Colour Flight</em> 1938 film still

Len Lye Colour Flight 1938 film still

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