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Room Film 1973

Peter Gidal
55mins Colour 16mm

Room Film 1973

The anti-illusionist project and the materialist dialectic are not more mechanistic goals than for example Marxist political theory and practice.

"This film is a consequent continuation and contraction of my film work, research which began with Room (1967). The film is not a translation of anything, it is not a representation of anything, not even of consciousness." -P.G.

"There is no describable content, but one watches with fascination the representation of the objective world through the agency of light and its absence. An important enlargement of the historical conception of modernism; Gidal also poses the problem of the dialectic of representation, through representation (Rembrandt, Giacometti, etc)." -Malcolm Le Grice. Studio International 1973.

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