LAWRENCE JORDAN • 3m 37s
Animation of a new order within the series of short works of that period. Mostly on black space, the figures in blue perform a very compact and jewel-like opera in surreal form, once again to the piano music of Erik Satie. Ideally, the film should be projected on a 30"-wide white card sitting on a music stand, center-stage of a large auditorium or music hall, with sound from the projector piped into the speaker system. The film is most effective this way but can be shown normal-size as well.
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