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Moving Image Collections: Experimental Films

The television screen is the retina of the mind's eye.

Experimental films in the collection.

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Serene Velocity, Ernie Gehr, 1970

From the collection

Mothlight,1963 by Stan Brakhage

Made without a camera, "Mothlight" was constructed by sandwiching moth wings, flowers and other organic matter between two strips of clear Mylar editing tape. This collage was then printed on 16mm film. The image, which rapidly flashes by, is regarded by the filmmaker to be "as a moth might see from birth to death if black were white."

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