Len Lye: The Absolute Truth of the Happiness Acid
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
The entire sequence of all of Len Lye’s cinematic work lasts ninety minutes. It was projected in turn on four different projectors, with open sound. All projectors were left permanently on, projecting the films and, during breaks, colored surfaces. A fifth projection was meant to orient the spectator, displaying the film’s title, year of projection and duration, and its position within the display loop. The visual distortion caused by the projectors’ predefined fixed positions was intended to compress rectangular film images into trapezoid shapes, which over-spilled the edges of the wall space.
Paul Brobbel, Emma Glucina
Jon Geehan, Murray Hewitt
Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik (Jesko Fezer, Anita Kaspar, Andreas Müller with Max Weydringer).
photos: Hayley Bethell, Sam Hartnett