About

Seemingly at random, the wings and other bits of moths and insects move rapidly across the screen. Most are brown or sepia; up close, we can see patterns within wings, similar to the veins in a leaf. Sometimes the images look like paper cutouts, like Matisse. Green objects occasionally appear. Most wings are translucent. The technique makes them appear to be stuck directly to the film.

6.3
51
Directed by

Stan Brakhage

Runtime

4 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Keywords

art experimental insect plant moth

Lists

#983 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?