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Symmetry

Synopsis
Philip Stapp was one of the greatest animators working in the 1950-1975 era, using stylized, often pointillist abstract imagery, in a floating world sometimes surrealist, at other times reminiscent of Japanese "ukiyo-e" illustration. This film on symmetry is a fantasy of dancing images breaking apart, spinning, and converging. (10 minutes)
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of production
1966
Subjects
Film studies; Mathematics
Keywords
computer animation; experimental film & video; geometry; symmetry

Online availability

URI
http://www.archive.org/details/afana_symmetry
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Philip Stapp

Distributor

Name

Academic Film Archive of North America

Contact
Geoff Alexander (Director)
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geoff@afana.org
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Notes
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Internet Archive

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Address
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USA

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