Paul Sharits: from Cinematic Movement to Nondirectional Motion

In: Avant-Garde Film
Yvonne Spielmann
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In the sixties and seventies the American artist Paul Sharits explored and expanded the standard projection of moving images in films by incorporating flicker effects, loops, re-photographed footage and multi-screen film installations. The focus of his work is the investigation of human perception and the reception of motion, and their manifestation in filmic processes. More precisely, what interests Sharits is the constructedness of movement in time that, under the specific conventions of the cinematic apparatus, produces the impression of linear motion in time.

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