LYE, LEN: Rhythms
12 films made between 1935, when Lye was working in John Grierson's groundbreaking GPO film unit, and 1980, charting the work of this pioneering maker of movies without a camera Here he, explores various techniques: painting and spraying directly onto blank film stock with, and without, stencils, working independently with all 3 separate negatives of colour film, scratching onto exposed negatives, direct contact (rayogram) and working with found footage (plunderoptics). Plus there is one more conventional animation. In all of them, music is essential - from Holst through Cuban Jazz and Sonny Terry to African percussion Orchestras. VHS PAL. With full notes in a 32pp booklet in French and English.