Focus – structural elements of film, colour, shape, repetition, screen space, soundscape.
Structural/ Materialist film attempts to be non-illusionist. The process of the film’s making deals with devices that result in demystification or attempted demystification of the film process. But by ‘deals with’ I do not mean ‘represents’. In other words, such films do not document various film procedures, which would place them in the same category as films which transparently document a narrative, a set of actions, etc.
Related to visual language
One of few filmmakers working in inter-war Britain.
Established an international repetition
Sometimes seen as only genuine advent-garde photographer of the time.
Malcom Le Grice
8mm home movie footage.
Shot near Berlin.
Repeats cycles of action.
Hightens viewers awareness of the film- time and image.
Perception of colour in motion.
Film should have a beginning, middle and end. Brakhage doesn’t believe in the order.
Goal = Liberation of the eye, creation of act of seeing unimagined and undefined by convention.
Doesn’t show conventional illusion.
Imposed by rules of perspective.
lenses grounded to achieve 19th-century compositional perspective”
Others that use this techniques…
Derek Jarman Screen Online
Rdical of British cinema in 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s.
Work sustained self due to it focusing on amateur outlook.
Experimental Film and Music
Michael Gondry – White Stripes
Gill Scott Heron -The Revoulution Will Not Be Televised
Christian Marclay – The Clock
Have a trance like state to watch it.