Friday, February 24, 2006

The persistence of an image on the retina



"...We turned our thoughts to cinematography, and it seemed to us that this medium, slightly modified, would give excellent results, since its light potency was the strongest one could desire. The other problem concerning the need to have hundreds of colors at our disposition was also resolved, since, by exploiting the phenomenon of the persistence of an image on the retina, we would indeed have been able to make many colors merge, in our eye, into a single hue..."

Amazing what can be done with B/W footage in early last century, Sam Renseiw muses, pataquoting Bruno Corra; Thereupon, attempting a bout of colorfull abstract cinema with some Marinetti boom-boom. View it here or click on the areoplane above. (patafilm #102, 00'41'', 3.6 MB mov/quicktime) / relinked 02.10.15

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