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Made without a camera by scratching designs onto black leader using a variety of scribers ranging from Indian arrowheads to dental tools. “White ziggle-zag-splutter and scratches... in quite doodling fashion” - Len Lye.
Awarded 2nd prize by the International Experimental Film Competition at the 1958 Brussels World Fair.
“An almost unbelievable, immense masterpiece” Stan Brakhage
Original release 1958, definitively recomposed in 1979. Lye tightened this revision [5 min] by dropping some sequences.
Reference number F7706
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Production company DIRECT FILM COmpany
Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington
Director: Len Lye
Assisted: Paul Barnes
Assisted: Steven Jones
Drum Music: Bagirmi Tribe
Sponsor For The 1979 Version: New Zealand Film Commission