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Paul Sharits Paul Sharits
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The screen, illuminated by Paul Sharits' N:O:T:H:I:N:G, seems to assume a spherical shape, at times - due, I think, to a pearl-like quality of light his flash-frames create... a baroque pearl, one might say - wondrous!... One of the most beautiful films I've seen.' - Stan Brakhage

'You are pulled into the world of color, your color senses are expanded, enriched. You become aware of changes, of tones around your own daily reality. Your vision is changed. You begin to see light on objects around you... Your experience range is expanded. You have gained a new insight. You have become a richer human being.' - Jonas Mekas

In the mid-1960s, Paul Sharits developed an abstract cinema in radical opposition to the pictorial tradition. His works taken together propose a reflection on the very nature of cinema and its component parts: the film strip, single frames, the flow of film through the projector, sprocket holes, screen, projectios. Using mainly the flicker technique (flickering between pictures and colors), he highlights frame by frame discontinuity, thus revealing the hidden powers of editing.

This DVD contains:

Piece Mandala / End War, 1966, 5 min

N:O:T:H:I:N:G, 1968, 36 min

T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G, 1968, 12 min

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unless authorized by the rights holder, no duplication, hiring, lending or public screenings are allowed. For institutional purchase please contact Re:Voir directly.

The screen, illuminated by Paul Sharits' N:O:T:H:I:N:G, seems to assume a spherical shape, at times - due, I think, to a pearl-like quality of light his flash-frames create... a baroque pearl, one might say - wondrous!... One of the most beautiful films I've seen.' - Stan Brakhage

'You are pulled into the world of color, your color senses are expanded, enriched. You become aware of changes, of tones around your own daily reality. Your vision is changed. You begin to see light on objects around you... Your experience range is expanded. You have gained a new insight. You have become a richer human being.' - Jonas Mekas

In the mid-1960s, Paul Sharits developed an abstract cinema in radical opposition to the pictorial tradition. His works taken together propose a reflection on the very nature of cinema and its component parts: the film strip, single frames, the flow of film through the projector, sprocket holes, screen, projectios. Using mainly the flicker technique (flickering between pictures and colors), he highlights frame by frame discontinuity, thus revealing the hidden powers of editing.

This DVD contains:

Piece Mandala / End War, 1966, 5 min

N:O:T:H:I:N:G, 1968, 36 min

T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G, 1968, 12 min

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unless authorized by the rights holder, no duplication, hiring, lending or public screenings are allowed. For institutional purchase please contact Re:Voir directly.

Extras

27 page bilingual English-French booklet with texts by Pip Chodorov, Vincent Deville and Paul Sharits.

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Additional Info

SKU 3493551100478
Year 1966-68 (DVD 2012)
Director Sharits, Paul
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Re-voir
Countries USA
Colour Colour
Running time 53 min
DVD region 0, PAL
Certificate E

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