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Flip and Two Twisters

Flip and Two Twisters

Flip and Two Twisters is a documentary about Len Lye, the great film-maker and kinetic sculptor.
This dynamic artist spent his life developing a highly original art of motion. Flip and Two Twisters explores Lye’s career and ideas with the help of newly discovered historical footage of the artist. It includes some great examples of Lye’s film making, and some spectacular camerawork (by Leon Narbey) of his sculpture in motion, including the wild rhythms of his great work 'Flip and Two Twisters'.
The film also chronicles recent attempts to realise Lye’s plans for giant versions of his sculpture.

Selected In Competition for the 5th Biennale du Film sur l’Art at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and In Competition for the 15th Festival International du Film sur l’Art in Montreal, and screened at many other overseas festivals.

Numerous museum screenings. Broadcast TV One (TVNZ).

Additional screenings on Sundance and on Air NZ flights into NZ.

16mm film and Betacam.

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Recommended: Len Lye: A biography, by Roger Horrocks (Auckland University Press) ISBN 1 86940 247 2

For Lye’s poetry on web see
Link to Lye at the Govett Brewster Gallery

David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson review Flip and Two Twisters and Len Lye:
A biography on David Bordwell's website on cinema.


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