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16mm film print, 10.5 minutes, color, music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. Orpheus meets the bird with the crystal plumage. Filmed at night in San Francisco, this study of the eye in vertiginous color and darkness, broadens and intensifies an exploration into in-camera processes of handheld, small gauge filmmaking, and the rhythmic and graphic relationships of multilayered imagery to music-making and dreams. This work was filmed in Super-8mm, blown up, exhibited and hereby available as a 16mm film print. Preview excerpt available via "Courtesy Of" link above.


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Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker and experimental film artist whose work involves projected installation and live collaborative performances with sound artists and musicians. His largely improvised, in-camera-edited films bring to light subconscious preoccupations and unexpected visual forms. His works have been exhibited and performed both nationally and internationally at such festivals as the New York Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, and the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

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Please note for international shipment, it is the Buyer’s sole responsibility to identify and obtain any necessary export, import, or other permit or license for the lot. Paddle8 and the seller make no representations or warranties as to whether any lot is or is not subject to export or import restrictions. The delay in obtaining or the denial of any permit or license shall not justify cancellation or rescission of the sale contract or any delay in payment. By bidding on this work, buyer agrees to the Terms & Conditions as outlined in the following Memorandum of Understanding: This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) constitutes an agreement between the buyer and the filmmaker and San Francisco Cinematheque, regarding the acquisition by the buyer of this single 16mm film print. Its terms are outlined below and will be agreed upon by the buyer and filmmaker and San Francisco Cinematheque prior to delivery of this print.

1. This print is provided to the buyer for his/her personal private viewing and use. Ownership of this print may not be transferred, via sale, gift, trade/barter, donation, will or any other means without the express consent of the filmmaker or his/her agent. On such occasion as buyer desires to terminate his/her possession of this print (including by means such as sale, gift, trade/barter, donation as well as through disposal or destruction) he/she must consult with the filmmaker or his/her agent prior to action and offer a return of the print at no cost to either party. It is understood that the buyer, in taking possession of this print, will be in no way responsible for its distribution, dissemination or use by the filmmaker (or any other parties), except as specified in this MOU.

2. Exhibition of this print is restricted to personal private use by the buyer. The (private) exhibition of this print is restricted to groups numbering less than twenty persons. Public exhibitions (whether for free or for charge) of this print are prohibited without the express consent of the filmmaker or his/her agent. This print is not to be lent, rented or otherwise provided to others for exhibition (public or private). The buyer must be present at each projection of this print.

3. The filmmaker retains copyright of this work and retains all rights to its reproduction, reformatting and exhibition (other than those private exhibition uses outlined in this MOU). This print may not be reproduced in any way, including by such means as optical and contact printing and transfer to digital or analog video formats. This film may not be televised. Documentation of screenings/exhibitions of this film (including filming via film or video cameras and such devices as cellular phones, tablet computers, etc.) is expressly prohibited. Similarly, the soundtrack of this film may not be duplicated, extracted, excerpted or broadcast. The buyer is solely responsible to restrict and prohibit such use, reuse or documentation.

4. On the occasion of inquiry for use by third parties for such purposes as scholarly or curatorial research and/or potential use in exhibition, archiving and preservation, such access shall be provided solely at the discretion of the buyer, in consultation with the filmmaker or his/her agent.

5. This work, in whole or in part, may not be excerpted or incorporated into derivative forms, films, artworks or displays, including (but not limited to) its use in documentary or experimental films, found footage collage films, projection performances and the like. While viewing, inspection and examination of this print (via such means as rewinds, flatbed editor/viewing devices and analytic projection) is encouraged, this print is not to be publicly exhibited in these forms without the express consent of the filmmaker or his/her agent.

6. The buyer will notify the filmmaker and San Francisco Cinematheque within 10 days of receipt of the print of any complaint or concern regarding the print, including, for example, reporting on unsatisfactory print condition.

Lot Number 49
16mm film print
Courtesy of the artist

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