Living Archive:
Poor Man's Expression - Entrance to Exit



22 June 13



George Brecht's contribution Entrance to Exit (1965) to the 1965 assembled short-film-compilation Fluxreel by George Maciunas shows during the time of eight minutes first an empty, white image which is then getting darker. If the screen is completely black in the end, there is also no light cast on the movie screen. The visitorʼs gaze drifts, his/her eye begins to adapt to the darkness. The materiality of the screen becomes visible.

Entrance to Exit: George Brecht, USA, 1966, 16 mm, 7 min
Free Radicals: Len Lye, USA, 1958, 16 mm, 5 min
Report: Bruce Conner, USA, 1963–67, 16 mm, 13 min
A&B in Ontario: Joyce Wieland, Hollis Frampton, USA, 1966–84, 16 mm, 16 min
A Man and His Dog Out for Air: Robert Breer, USA, 1957, 16 mm, 2 min
The Director and His Actor Look at Footage Showing Preparations for an Unmade Film: Morgan Fisher, USA, 1968, 16 mm, 15 min
Looking for Mushroom: Bruce Conner, USA, 1961, 16 mm, 3 min
SAILBOAT: Joyce Wieland, Canada, 1968, 16 mm, 3 min

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