Dean Kyte presents Videoeuvres, the former film critic’s first foray behind the editing desk.
Bringing a brash Nouvelle Vague-style bravura to his cutting and pasting of found audiovisual material, the 21 experimental films on the DVD emerged as the offshoot of Kyte’s analogue collage-making practice. The jagged juxtapositions of his montage recall the exquisite cinematic corpses composed of pilfered films by Joseph Cornell and Bruce Conner.
By turns humorous, erotic, and surreal, the ‘moving collages’ of Videoeuvres bubble with subtle allusions to art, literature, poetry, film and music which are sure to puzzle, provoke and amuse fans of avant-garde cinema, supercuts, mashups and video essays.
Produced in a limited edition of personally handmade copies, each DVD is a unique exemplar of ‘artisanal digital artwork’, making Videoeuvres something like a ‘video zine’, with all the grungy quirkiness of an analogue mix-tape transferred to the digital format.
The 65-minute DVD features fully interactive menus, an illuminating ‘making-of’ essay in which Dean Kyte explains his techniques and inspirations, and 1 bonus video.
The apprentice works of Videoeuvres provide the weird pleasure of watching a unique cinematic vision finding and defining itself, growing in confidence with each successive film. This limited edition DVD is a must-have for fans of The Melbourne Flâneur, revealing the bold, exuberant experiments in film form which eventually gave birth to the elegantly restrained and mature cinematic style of Dean Kyte’s vlog.
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Personally autographed by Dean Kyte. Playable on any DVD-capable device. Price includes worldwide postage.
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