Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dick Higgins | Invocations of Canyons and Boulders

Dick Higgins
Invocations of Canyons and Boulders
New York City, USA: Fluxus, 1965
9.3 x 12 x 2.9 cm
Clear plastic box with 16mm film loop
Edition size unknown

Dedicated to Stan Brakhage, Higgins' film loop (a close-up on a mouth) was featured in several Fluxus newspapers and price lists, and several different packagings of the work exist, though none contain a label by George Maciunas designed specifically for the work. The below version features an ill-fitting 'monogram' by Maciunas, and some versions have what appear to be film stills as the box cover.

A VHS version in the Silverman collection is listed as being 5 minutes long, but the multiple version is more likely to have been the length of the loop shown here.

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