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Tal Farlow

Len Lye

New Zealand, 1980
3 minutes, B&W, opt
Available formats: 16mm

Before his death, LEN LYE completed the drawings for Tal Farlow, his last scratch film. Just before he died, he gave approval for his assistant, Steven Jones (an experimental film-maker) to complete the film. Jones edited it into its present shape, which also received the approval of Ann Lye, widow of the film-maker.
For one and a half minutes, white lines “dance” and “sway” to a jazz guitar solo by Tal Farlow.