Wavelength Intro

Artist and filmmaker Malcolm Le Grice introduces Michael Snow's Wavelength (1967), a structuralist masterpiece that revolutionised the international avant-garde.

Contextualising Snow and his work with reference to other avant-garde directors such as Maya Deren and Stan Brakhage, Le Grice explains the importance of Wavelength, a 45-minute zoom across an apparently empty loft space, accompanied by a rising sine wave. It has been described as one of the most intense experiences that modern cinema has to offer.


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