Len Lye on Google Video

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So you go to Google video and type “Len Lye” into the search box, and whoomp, there it is. Somebody pointed a video camera at a screen in a darkened room where prints of some of Len Lye’s (wonderful, transporting, mind-expanding) work were showing. Yes, these highly compressed bootleg video streams are a poor substitute for seeing the real thing — but man, how psyched was I to suddenly have a copy of “Free Radicals” that I could watch on my PSP on the train ride home? I can honestly say it elevated my mood. What kind of film snob am I?

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