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  • Edinburgh


  • Arts and crafts


  • Educational


  • Campbell Harper Productions


  • 1960s

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Reference number: 1809

Date: 1965

Sponsor: Educational Films of Scotland, and Arts Council, Scottish Committee

Production company: Campbell Harper Films Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.34 mins

Description: A film tracing the introduction of movement as a factor in 20th century art. It records various ways in which artists have tackled this development such as Gabo, Calder and Soto.

File containing correspondence, scripts etc. is held at the Moving Image Archive, National Library of Scotland.

'Art and Movement' was an international exhibition held 6-28 February, 1965 at Diploma Galleries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh and from 8-28 March, 1965, Art Gallery and Museum Kelvingrove, Glasgow.

Credits: This film, devised by Wm. Buchanan, was shot at the 'Art and Movement' Exhibition in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The works shown are by Gabo, Soto, Cruz-Diez, Agam, Calder, Pan, Takis, Salvadori and Kramer, Martin, Medalla and Malina.

Shotlist: Gvs around an Edinburgh gallery at an exhibition of op art and kinetic art organised by the Scottish Committee of the Arts Council, 1965 ("Art and Movement"). Includes shot of visitors picking up radio guide tours upon entry to the gallery, and shot of artist Frank Malina visiting gallery. The film very briefly traces back to some key examples of artwork depicting movement, or using movement for effect - Velazquez painting, (Scottish)17th century proto-op-art momento mori, pieces by Duchamp, Futurist sculpture, works by Calder, Soto, Gabo (9.09) ecs (9.34)