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The surreal story of a bird and its cage with both their conflict and union.

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Norman McLaren
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Before our very eyes, the vibrant and colourful juxtaposition of composer Maurice Blackburn's experimental jazz with animator Norman McLaren's whimsical and erratic animation of abstract forms unfolds. As a result, trees, birds and fruits combined with vivid intermittent shapes of dots and lines, comprise a riotous imagery that haunts human vision, creating a fleeting optical phantasmagoria. Written by Nick Riganas

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Canada

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25 April 1955 (France) See more »

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Mrugniecia See more »

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Blinkity Blank is a fine example of music creating image , the sounds you hear are mimiked it seems with the forms and flow of motion that is on the screen. From fireworks to Egyptian forms and birdcages, over a blue surface , the images being etched directly onto the cell print we are taken on a five minute voyage with basoon, trumpet , clarinet and drum.


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