Periodic Vibrations in an Elastic Medium

1973 - 1976

Dir. Janis Crystal Lipzin, 16mm color Silent 00:15:00

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The first three parts of a continuing work composed form several thousand feet of film collected over a four year period from 1973 through 1976. Periodic Vibrations... seeks to thwart autatized perception within a filmic form which grows out of visual, kinetic linkages rather than musical notations, lingustic modes or anecdotal concerns. The elimation of narrative sequence is suggestive of the conept of simultaneity which is associated with painting and explored by the poetry of William Carlos Williams. The title of the film is a reference to Newton's Corpuscular Theory of Light. JCL