Tal Farlow

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Len Lye’s last film was a visual accompaniment to Tal Farlow’s 1954 bebop track “Rock n Rye”. White lines on black film recall the strings of Farlow’s guitar. This is a deceptively simple piece where the synchronisation was critical, and the animation was timed to the split second. Tal Farlow was finished by an assistant upon Lye’s death.

Catalogue Reference F1450

Year 1980

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