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Arhat Taming The Dragon  
             

BLIND SUMMIT MADE THIS SHORT FILM with Philip Haas for the Kimbell Art Gallery based on an ancient Chinese scroll that thy have in their collection.

The film was made with a cinemascope camera turned on its side to make a tall thin vertical image, and a lens with a focal length from 8 to 80 feet.

With moving cut-out waves, wind machines, live herons, puppet dragons, objects animated by fishing wire - a couple of days of improvised puppet special effects. Great fun and a beautiful, strange, funny 8 minute film.

It was projected onto a verical screen hanging in the pogoda which was re-constructed in the museum as part of "Butchers, Dragons, Gods, and Skeletons: An Exhibition of Film Installation by Philip Haas Inspired by Works in the Collection"

Shown at Kimbell Art Gallery, July 19–October 25, 2009

Commissioned by Kimbell Art Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

 

LINKS

The Exhibition - click here
Photos from the process - click here
The Scroll - click here

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Nick Barnes
Martin Barron
Mark Down

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The Exhibition
Watch the film
Photos from the process
The Scroll

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