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Spot the Microdot

Malcolm Le Grice
1969
10mins 16mm

Spot the Microdot

This film is made basically by punching circular holes into fully opaque film stock (16mm magnetic sound recording film), and laying discs of colour film into some of the punched holes.

The holes are punched in a series of mathematically controlled systems, and the choices of colour etc are largely used to identify these systems. The use of opaque film is essential to allow the maximum difference between image and the absence of it. It is a film which is concerend with primarily exploring the links between perceptual experience, and the conceptual structuring of that experience. This is the most 'scientific' or objective film I have yet made, exploring most directly the possiblitiy of the link between a performance, and an 'experimental' attitude in the viewer of the film. M.L.G. 1970.

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