Seemingly at random, the wings and other bits of moths and insects move rapidly across the screen. Most are brown or sepia; up close, we can see patterns within wings, similar to the veins in a leaf. Sometimes the images look like paper cutouts, like Matisse. Green objects occasionally appear. Most wings are translucent. The technique makes them appear to be stuck directly to the film.
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This film is included on "By Brakhage: an Anthology", which is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #184. See more
Referenced in The Duke of Burgundy