Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope
Len Lye
4'00" scratch drawing colour
1935 | UK
Punto y Raya Festival 2011

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For Kaleidoscope, which was sponsored by Churchman Cigarettes, Lye animated stenciled cigarette shapes and is said to have experimented by cutting out some of the shapes so that the light of the projector hit the screen directly.


As in Colour Box, Lye uses music by Don Baretto and his Cuban Orchestra.


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Len Lye
Len Lye

1901 | Christchurch, New Zealand  / +1980 USA


Lye began making his incredible experimental films like "Tusalava" in London in 1926, as well as commissioned works for the British General Post Office.
He continuously experimented with the possibilities of the direct·on·film technique and in various works he used a range of dyes, stencils, air-brushes, felt tip pens, stamps, combs and surgical instruments to create images and textures on celluloid.
He died in 1980 in Rhode Island, USA.