Many a Swan (2012)

Running time: 5:43
Native format: Quicktime MOV (Anaglyph 3D)

A film about folding — folded paper, folded land, folded timelines, folded video planes — that daydreams about the Grand Canyon (seen here in various ads, music videos, and anonymous found footage), Hollywood’s “Golden Age of 3D” (namely, Dial M for Murder), and the art of origami.


Shorts by Blake Williams, Anthology Film Archives – New York City, NY

Stereo Unrest: The 3D Videos of Blake Williams (solo), Container: Brisbane Film Society – Brisbane, Australia

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

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

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

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

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

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