Viet Flakes

1965, 7 min, toned b&w, 16 mm film on HD video

Viet Flakes was composed from an obsessive collection of Vietnam atrocity images, compiled over five years, from foreign magazines and newspapers. Schneemann uses the 8mm camera to "travel" within the photographs, producing a volatile animation. Broken rhythms and visual fractures are heightened by a sound collage by James Tenney, which features Vietnamese religious chants and secular songs, fragments of Bach, and '60s pop hits. "One of the most effective indictments of the Vietnam War ever made". — Robert Enright, Border Crossings.

Sound Collage: James Tenney.

 
 

This is a video transfer of a work initially shot on film. This is best shown as a projection, to reflect the original medium.
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Educational Rental
DVD NTSC
$75.00
 
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Blu-Ray
$120.00
 
Digital File
$120.00
 
BetaSP, DVcam, MiniDV NTSC
$125.00
 
BetaSP, DVcam, MiniDV PAL
$250.00
 
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$900.00
 
Blu-Ray
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$920.00
 
Educational Purchase
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$400.00
 
Blu-Ray
$420.00
 
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BetaSP NTSC
$1,100.00
 
BetaSP PAL
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Digital Beta NTSC
$1,700.00
 
Digital Beta PAL
$2,050.00