Capitalism Schmatipalism

by Sharpe, Brian

Film: 16mm 1982


I made this film by working directly on to the film stock, applying masking tape, paint and making scratches to form the images. I spent a week on my knees working on the strip of film that wound back and forth across my bedroom floor. A rather anachronistic piece, a little reminiscent of my work by the pioneers of abstract animation Ruttman, Fischer and Eggeling. However, the use of alternating sections of total darkness and an all-over white screen and the exploration of the film frame contribute to a more contemporary feel. - B.S.


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