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Flip & Two Twisters Television – 1995 Documentary Animation Arts/Culture

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Flip & Two Twisters is a Shirley Horrocks documentary about New Zealand artist Len Lye. Motion maestro Lye's international reputation rests on his work as a filmmaker and kinetic sculptor and his lively contributions to the London and New York avant-garde. The documentary explores Lye's career and ideas, with the help of historical footage and excerpts from his films. It includes footage of Lye in typically exuberant form outlining his process, introduces many of his kinetic works, and documents how some of his most ambitious plans are now being realised in NZ.

I’m composing figures of motion - and I’m composing them out of very springy spring steel.
– Lye on his process

Availability

Available on DVD and VHS from Point of View Productions, Roadshow (Education) and Aro St Video

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by Point of View Productions.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air in association with TV One
Special thanks to Roger Horrocks, author of Len Lye: A Biography

Music

Music composed by Jonathan Besser and Ann McMillan

'Earth Song Metals' composed by Ann McMillan

'Afro' composed by Jonathan Besser, drum solo by Roger Sellers

'Homage to Len Lye' by band Free Radicals