Len Lye (born on July 5th, 1901 and died on May 15th, 1980) was an artist, writer, sculptor and animation filmmaker from New-Zealand, primarily known for his experimental and kinetic sculpture. His films are available in the archives of the New Zealand Film Archive, the British Film Institute, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Pacific Film Archive at the University of California, Berkeley. Lye’s sculptures are on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Berkeley Art Museum. Despite becoming an American citizen in 1950, a majority of his work was sent back to his homeland of New Zealand, specifically at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth.
A documentary film by Pip Chodorov on the history of experimental film. Includes a 56 page book on the film.
A 4-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Edition that includes 37 films, restored to pristine high-definition, from some of the foremost experimental filmmakers of the 20th century.
12 short films by Len Lye. “There has never been a great film unless it was created in the spirit of the experimental filmmaker.”- Len Lye