ACTS OF LIGHT : ANGULAR MOMENTUM

by Bill BRAND
1973 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 20' 00

Angular Momentum is the second film in a trilogy titled Acts Of Light (1972-74). These works explore human color perception, the system of color production in the photographic emulsion, the physical qualities of the emulsion and base, the laboratory methods of producing and reproducing prints, and the ordering system of successive individual frames that create the illusion of motion and the passage of time.
Created on an optical printer from a reel of black leader scraped with a razor blade, the film follows a precise plan inspired in part by the player of piano music Colon Nancarrow. The film exhibits continuous color changes that rotate around a spectrum, at varying speeds of rotation and degrees of saturation and value.
The film has an improvised electronic soundtrack by Richard Teitelbaum.

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 60,00 €

distribution format Digital file on USB stick (HD)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 60,00 €