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11 JULY 2013

Isidore Isou's influential Venom and Eternity

"This experimental film ('Venom and Eternity') by Isidore Isou constitutes the Letterist manifesto of film. Rejecting film conventions by 'chiseling' away at them, Isou introduced several new concepts, including discrepancy cinema where the sound track has nothing to do with the visual track. In addition, the celluloid itself was attacked with destructive techniques such as scratches and washing it in bleach. Causing a scandal at the 1951 Cannes Film Festival, this film was later introduced in the United States where it influenced avant–garde film makers such as Stan Brakhage."

(Internet Archive)

Fig.1 Isidore Isou (1951). Traité de bave et d'éternité. Venom And Eternity.

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1951 • anarchism • artistic expressionavant-garde cinemaavant-garde film maker • bleach • celluloidcinema • cinema is dead • cinematic conventionsconventionsdeath of cinemadeath of the authordeface • destructive techniques • discrepancy cinema • Eric Rohmer • experimental filmformal workformalismGuy Debord • influential practitioners • influential worksInternet Archive • Isidore Isou • Jean Cocteau • letterist manifesto • lettrism • lettrist movement • Maurice Scherer • rejectionRomanian • Romanian filmmaker • scratches • situationism • situationistStan Brakhagestock footagesync sound • Venom and Eternity (1951)

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Simon Perkins
03 NOVEMBER 2012

Experimental typography: light refracted through water droplets

Ruslan Khasanov (2012) Lumen type: experimental typography.

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2012 • aberration • animation • bokeh • dappled light • design craftdustetherealeveryday lifeexperimental techniquesexperimental typeexperimental type designexperimental typographyexperimentationflicker in the light • glimmer • letterform exerciseslight • light refraction • liquid type • Lumen type • magnifying glass • mirror surface • nostalgic elegance • optical distortion • out-of-focus • Ruslan Khasanov • Russian designer • scratches • small drops of water • tiny letters • typetypographytypography experiments • visual properties • water • water droplet

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Simon Perkins
05 AUGUST 2006

School Photos Digitally 'fixed'

"The class of 2006 will be the best lookers yet, with parents getting the option to digitally remove pimples and marks from their teenagers' school photos... For AUD$8, the company will remove obvious pimples, scratches or other blemishes, even going the extra mile for children suffering severe skin problems... 'We often open eyes by swapping eyes from one photo of a student to another photo of the same student . . . if they've blinked in one we'll swap the eyes over,' Mr [Peter] Gillahan said. It's the same in the class photos . . . we'll combine a number of photos to make it the best one we can. Pull the socks up, plant a tree in the background if a car has pulled up when it shouldn't have."

(Danny Buttler 04 August 2006, The Australian)

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2006Australiablemish • blemishes • body • Danny Buttler • digital photofacemediated representationperformativity • Peter Gillahan • photoPhotoshopphotoshoppedpimples • school photo • scratchesskinteenagervanity

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Mia Thornton
25 MARCH 2005

Free Radicals: implied space through rhythmical scratches

"In Free Radicals Len Lye put aside his interest in colour and concentrated on a stark, black and white use of the 'direct' method, by scratching on black leader. He has described the film as 'white ziggle–zag–splutter scratches ... in quite doodling fashion.' The film's title is a reference to modern physics –– 'free radicals' are particles of energy –– but the visual style is still reminiscent of tribal art."

(re:voir vidéo distribution)

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