The Resource Art That Moves: The World of Len Lye, by Roger Horrocks

Art That Moves: The World of Len Lye, by Roger Horrocks

Label
Art That Moves: The World of Len Lye
Title
Art That Moves: The World of Len Lye
Statement of responsibility
by Roger Horrocks
Title variation
Art that moves
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Len Lye (1901-1980) was a pioneer of experimental animation, and also of kinetic sculpture. This short film dramatically presents 18 minutes inside the head of the artist as a teenager. The opening scenes are set in New Zealand in the year 1917, on the day when Lye (setting out on his bicycle to deliver newspapers) makes his excited discovery that motion can be the basis for a radically new approach to art. New Zealand in those days was a remote, conservative little country – a very unlikely place for an avant-garde artist to begin his career. But looking at fast-moving clouds, and suddenly seeing their patterns of movement as a kind of music, starts the young man on the path that would lead to him becoming a highly original film-maker and sculptor. Following this 'Eureka!' moment, a series of other dramatized scenes tracks what he does with the idea - the development of his artistic thinking, in particular his intense focus on the body and what he called 'the Old Brain'. He explores unusual forms of dance. He is drawn to the film medium but troubled by its habit of giving priority to story-telling over movement. Art that Moves ends with a montage sequence showing the ultimate fruits of his idea - his creation of films and kinetic sculptures, both informed by the same highly original sense of motion. These are Lye's ideas in action, with relevance to every film-maker, dancer, or artist who works with movement today
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Horrocks, Roger
  • Horrocks, Shirley
Runtime
19
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modern
  • Sculptors
  • Sculpture
  • Visual artists
  • Fine arts
  • Animation (Cinematography)
Target audience
adult
Label
Art That Moves: The World of Len Lye, by Roger Horrocks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (19 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)4340000000145232
  • (VaAlASP)2542122
  • (OCoLC)897480539
  • (VaAlASP)ASP2542122/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000145232
Video recording format
other
Label
Art That Moves: The World of Len Lye, by Roger Horrocks
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (19 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)4340000000145232
  • (VaAlASP)2542122
  • (OCoLC)897480539
  • (VaAlASP)ASP2542122/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000145232
Video recording format
other

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