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ACTS OF LIGHT: ANGULAR MOMENTUM (1972)

Here, by contrast, the film is richly sensuous. Again nearly continuous color changes rotate around a spectrum, but this time at varying speeds of rotation and degrees of intensity. The colors on the left start nearly white and rotate very slowly. As the film progresses the color value become darker and the speed of rotation increases until, by the end, the color is nearly black and rotates around the spectrum about once per second. On the right, the opposite occurs. It starts black and progresses nearly to white. The varying rates of rotation determine the moment combination of colors.

The film has an improvised electronic soundtrack by Richard Teitelbaum.

16mm | color | sound | 20 min

ACTS OF LIGHT is a trilogy consisting of RATE OF CHANGE, ANGULAR MOMENTUM, and CIRCLES OF CONFUSION. Together they develop a study of pure color based on the notion that film is essentially change and not motion. The films build one on the other as first pure change, then relational change, and finally, irrational change. They can be seen together or as separate works.

Please note that Angular Momentum is available on 2 different DVDs. Selected Works 1972-82 (left DVD) does not include the rest of Acts of Light. Acts of Light (right DVD) contains the full trilogy.

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