The lineup for the program includes a rare print of Lye’s groundbreaking four-minute short Free Radicals; he scratched directly on the black-and-white film stock to create white lines dancing across the screen. Released in 1979, Free Radicals became an instant hit with avant-garde and direct-filmmaking fans.
The audience will also see Tusslemuscle by Cossman. He took some 7,000 individual film cells showing flowers from found footage and hand-spliced them together to form a visual montage based on a paradidal, a type of musical rhythm. It took him three years to complete the project. “It’s essentially a collage,” he says. “The same way that someone composes music, I was able to compose motion.”
8 p.m. Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Bartlett.
For information, call 713-868-2101 or visit www.aurorapictureshow.org.
Sat., June 16, 8 p.m., 2012