Many a Swan (2012)

Should only be viewed while wearing Red & Cyan Anaglyph 3D glasses.
Running time: 5:43

An anaglyph 3D found-footage film about folding — folding paper, folding land, folding video planes, folding timelines — bending a compilation of Grand Canyon video B-roll and Hollywood’s Golden Age of 3D into a single, mutated stream. Partially inspired by the work of the “grandmaster of origami,” Akira Yoshizawa (1911 – 2005).



Screenings:

2017
My First 3D Part III: The Final Chapter – Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016
Pleats of Matter: The Films of Blake Williams – Acropolis Cinema, Los Angeles, CA

2015
event #4 – Rubicon Cinema, Akron, OH
Flicker and Wow: Experimental Shorts 1 – The Public Cinema, Knoxville, TN
On Screen @ Blaffer – Anaglyphic Analogies: Films by Blake Williams – University of Houston, TX

2014
“3-Discussions” – The Corpus: Bodies on Film/Bodies of Film, Toronto, ON

2013
Many a Swan co-presented w/Kazik Radwanski’s Tower – The Royal Cinema, Toronto, ON
Experimental Shorts – Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL

2012
INTER PRO 4 – Alternative Film/Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
Fascinations – Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic
Wavelengths 1: Under a Pacific Sun – Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, ON
Summer Nights Festival – Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa, ON


contact: blake.williams@utoronto.ca