Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oporto apresenta #16

"Saugus Series" by Pat O'Neill

16 mm, color, sound, 18', 1974
Saw: Chris Casady; Key: Morton Subotnick; Blue Paint: 7-K Color Co; Mix: Don Worthen

There is no parallel to Pat O'Neill's sui generis approah to film. With him the medium fully atteigned the realm of fine arts.
O'Neill is a master of the combinatory work, a collage expert and an elegant frame composer. His films are uncanny essays, breaking down technical boundaries and viewers assumptions. In Saugus Series the artist aligned seven short films, united by a common soundtrack. "Each film is an evolving "still life," made up of meticulously assembled but spatially contradictory elements "

"a capricious cognitive conundrum"
Alexandre Estrela

Friday, October 16, 2009, 11pm

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