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Michael Snow Presents Michael Snow Presents

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Michael Snow Presents Michael Snow Presents
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Michael Snow (Toronto, 1929) is considered one of Canada's most important living artists. A prolific painter, photographer, sculptor, jazz musician and filmmaker, Snow's art explores the possibilities inherent in different mediums and practices. He has received many international awards, and his work is shown continually in retrospectives around the world. With each piece, Snow invites us to contemplate and put into question his chosen medium, in an oscillation between what is represented, its process and material. The apparent vertical scratch in celluloid that opens Presents literally opens into a film within the film. When its figure awakens into a woman in a real unreal set, the slapstick satire of structural film begins. It is not the camera that moves, but the whole set, in this first of three material investigations of camera movement. In the second, the camera literally invades the set; a plexiglass sheet in front of the dolly crushes everything in its sight as it zooms through space. Finally, this monster of formalism pushes through the wall of the set and the film cuts to a series of rapidly edited shots as the camera zigzags over lines of force and moving fields of vision in an approximation of the eye in nature. Snow pushes us into acceptance of present moments of vision, but the single drum beat that coincides with each edit in this elegiac section announces each moment of life's irreversible disappearance.' - Philip Monk, Art Express 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. Michael Snow (Toronto, 1929) is considered one of Canada's most important living artists. A prolific painter, photographer, sculptor, jazz musician and filmmaker, Snow's art explores the possibilities inherent in different mediums and practices. He has received many international awards, and his work is shown continually in retrospectives around the world. With each piece, Snow invites us to contemplate and put into question his chosen medium, in an oscillation between what is represented, its process and material. The apparent vertical scratch in celluloid that opens Presents literally opens into a film within the film. When its figure awakens into a woman in a real unreal set, the slapstick satire of structural film begins. It is not the camera that moves, but the whole set, in this first of three material investigations of camera movement. In the second, the camera literally invades the set; a plexiglass sheet in front of the dolly crushes everything in its sight as it zooms through space. Finally, this monster of formalism pushes through the wall of the set and the film cuts to a series of rapidly edited shots as the camera zigzags over lines of force and moving fields of vision in an approximation of the eye in nature. Snow pushes us into acceptance of present moments of vision, but the single drum beat that coincides with each edit in this elegiac section announces each moment of life's irreversible disappearance.' - Philip Monk, Art Express 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.

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Contains a 40 page bilingual English-French booklet of texts on the film by Michael Snow, Ivora Cusack, Stefani de Loppinot and Max Knowles.

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Additional Info

SKU 3493551100317
Year 1973-83 (DVD 2006)
Director Snow, Michael
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Re-voir
Countries Canada
Colour Colour
Running time 90 min
DVD region 0, PAL
Certificate N/a

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