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On Reserve
Status:
IN
2005

Early Abstractions

Smith, Harry

Title:
Early Abstractions
Director:
Smith, Harry
Description:
16mm.   release print.   1 film reel of 1.
Compilation.   23 minutes.   color.   1.33:1.   sound - optical track.   24 fps
Film Grade:
B-
Country:
USA
Year:
1939 - 1946 [?]
Genre:
Experimental / Avant Garde
Notes:
Sound. Soft image. Appears to be some fade. Minimal gate scratch, with most scratch printed in. Moderate to extreme shrink. Smith characterizes his output in four stages: 1) batiked abstractions made directly on film between 1939 and 1946; 2) optically printed non-objective studies composed around 1950; 3) semi-realistic animated collages made as part of alchemical labors of 1957 to 1962; 4) chronological superimposed photographs of actualities formed since 1962. (Film-Makers' Cooperative Catalogue No. 7 ).