by James WHITNEY
1963-1966 / 16mm / coul / son / 10' 00

James Whitney’s Lapis (1966) is a classic work of abstract cinema, a 10-minute animation that took three years to create using primitive computer equipment. In this piece smaller circles oscillate in and out in an array of colors resembling a kaleidoscope while being accompanied with Indian sitar music. The patterns become hypnotic and trance inducing. This work clearly correlates the auditory and the visual and is a wonderful example of the concept of synaesthesia.


distribution format 16mm
1 reel (110 meters)
speed 24 ips
screen 1,37 - standard
sound opt
notes pellicule americaine eastman semble daté de 1991 gdolée
translation no
rental fee 41,00 €