Wire sculpture

United States, 1973

Film
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An exploration into the design and construction of “kinetic” sculpture with steel wire and acetylene torch. Joe Police, a freelance artist, constructs a movable sculpture of a human head. He relates his experiences in learning his craft and comments on his philosophy of art and creativity. The film is complimented by Peter Coraggio’s “Electronic Sound Sculpture”.

Credits

producer/director

Richard Sanderson

Language

English

Duration

00:13:17:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30548

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Themes, motives

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art appreciation

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Modern - 20th century - United States

Crafts & Visual Arts → Assemblage (Art)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Kinetic art

Crafts & Visual Arts → Sculptors - United States

Crafts & Visual Arts → Sculpture, American

Crafts & Visual Arts → Sculpture, Modern

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Creative ability

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

People → Police, Joe

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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