Robert Breer, Form Phases IV, 1954

Robert Breer, Form Phases IV, 1954

16 mm, Kodachrome, silent
Duration 3 min 30 sec

“I played with colour mixing, I don’t know about any pre-existing experiments with colour changes from one frame to the next, I could see that green and red did not make grey as it does on a palette but makes a kind of yellow. It’s common khnowledge now that mixing pigment, so I wanted to speculate on what would happen if I changed form radically in the same way since that was purely a rhetorical question. I shot a strip of film very quickly in which every frame was completely different in form and colour. I made this into a loop about ten feet long and projected it continuously.”

Interview with Robert Breer by Yann Beauvais

Robert Breer, Form Phases IV, 1954

16 mm, Kodachrome, silent
Duration 3 min 30 sec

“I played with colour mixing, I don’t know about any pre-existing experiments with colour changes from one frame to the next, I could see that green and red did not make grey as it does on a palette but makes a kind of yellow. It’s common khnowledge now that mixing pigment, so I wanted to speculate on what would happen if I changed form radically in the same way since that was purely a rhetorical question. I shot a strip of film very quickly in which every frame was completely different in form and colour. I made this into a loop about ten feet long and projected it continuously.”

Interview with Robert Breer by Yann Beauvais

Robert Breer, Form Phases IV, 1954

16 mm, Kodachrome, silent
Duration 3 min 30 sec

“I played with colour mixing, I don’t know about any pre-existing experiments with colour changes from one frame to the next, I could see that green and red did not make grey as it does on a palette but makes a kind of yellow. It’s common khnowledge now that mixing pigment, so I wanted to speculate on what would happen if I changed form radically in the same way since that was purely a rhetorical question. I shot a strip of film very quickly in which every frame was completely different in form and colour. I made this into a loop about ten feet long and projected it continuously.”

Interview with Robert Breer by Yann Beauvais

Robert Breer, Form Phases IV, 1954

16 mm, Kodachrome, silent
Duration 3 min 30 sec

“I played with colour mixing, I don’t know about any pre-existing experiments with colour changes from one frame to the next, I could see that green and red did not make grey as it does on a palette but makes a kind of yellow. It’s common khnowledge now that mixing pigment, so I wanted to speculate on what would happen if I changed form radically in the same way since that was purely a rhetorical question. I shot a strip of film very quickly in which every frame was completely different in form and colour. I made this into a loop about ten feet long and projected it continuously.”

Interview with Robert Breer by Yann Beauvais

Robert Breer, Form Phases IV, 1954

16 mm, Kodachrome, silent
Duration 3 min 30 sec

“I played with colour mixing, I don’t know about any pre-existing experiments with colour changes from one frame to the next, I could see that green and red did not make grey as it does on a palette but makes a kind of yellow. It’s common khnowledge now that mixing pigment, so I wanted to speculate on what would happen if I changed form radically in the same way since that was purely a rhetorical question. I shot a strip of film very quickly in which every frame was completely different in form and colour. I made this into a loop about ten feet long and projected it continuously.”

Interview with Robert Breer by Yann Beauvais