FILMS / ART WORKS

 

CARTOONS (1974-75)

Cartoons is series of short playful films that pose riddles or jokes about Structural Film concepts in avant-garde film.

AN ANGRY DOG is a hand-held animation made from a Cracker Jack toy, and BEFORE THE FACT shows filmmaker Saul Levine with students trying to mimic a previously recorded phrase and then trying to imitate each other imitating the recording. In IT DAWN DOWN an ordinary film take-up reel spins to make colorful and delicate patterns even though the film is black and white. THE CENTRAL FINGER creates a perspectival puzzle from the hand of a mannequin.

An Angry Dog (1974)

AN ANGRY DOG is a hand-held animation made from a Cracker Jack toy.

16mm | color | silent | 5 1/2 min

It Dawn Down (1974)

In IT DAWN DOWN an ordinary take-up reel spins to make colorful and delicate patterns even though the film is black and white.

16mm | b/w | silent | 5 1/2 min

The Central Finger (1974)

THE CENTRAL FINGER creates a perspectival puzzle with the hand of a mannequin.

16mm | color | silent | 5 1/2 min

Before The Fact (1974)

Made at S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton as a class exercise, filmmaker Saul Levine performs with students who each try to mimic his previously recorded phrase and then try to imitate each other imitating the recording.

16mm | color | silent | 6 min

The Autobiography of Benjamin

Franklin (1975)

Flickering flames viewed through air vents of a wood burning pot belly stove resemble the shutter of a film projector.

16mm | Color | Silent | 4 min

New York State Primaries (1975)

NEW YORK STATE PRIMARIES shows stenciled lettering that dissolve between the words, “red,” “blue,” and “green” but don’t create secondary colors.  The film is a response to Saul Levine’s 1972 NOTE: CHICAGO REDS AND BLUES.

16mm | Color | Silent | 5 1/2 min

Still At Work (1975)

STILL AT WORK, a self-portrait of the artist in his studio, takes a still photograph and animates it through a grid of random dots.

16mm | Color | Silent | 4 minutes

Please note that while the full Cartoons is available on 16mm, only

"Before The Fact" is available on Instant Streaming or DVD

 

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