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John & James Whitney

“Five film exercises (film 2-3)” (1944) by John and James Whitney.

The Whitney brothers’ ‘Five film exercises’ (1943-1944) are based on modernist composition theory. They created their films with cut-out masks, so the photographed image is direct light shaped. The pioneer electronic sound is composed especially for these films, precisely controlled and written directly on the film’s soundtrack area.

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John Baldessari

Baldessari Sings LeWitt‘ (1972)

“No. 5:

Irrational thoughts… should be followed absolutely illogically”

(Thanks Laurent.)