Condition of Illusion 11 films by Peter Gidal
"A film is materialist if it does not cover its apparatus of illusionism. Thus it is not a transmitter of anti-illusionism pure and simple, uncovered truth, but rather, a constant procedural work against the attempts at producing an illusionist continuum's hegemony." – Peter Gidal

Peter Gidal enrolled at the Royal College of Art in London where he began his career as an experimental filmmaker. He helped found the London Film-Makers' Coop, and his films were shown in the 1960s at various underground London venues. One of the major proponents of British structural cinema, Gidal has been a proponent of such American structuralist filmmakers as Michael Snow and Hollis Frampton.

Gidal's own films are interrogations into the formalist aspect of film, with an emphasis on grain, duration, tempo and editing structures. This is accompanied by an almost willful insistence on the filmmakers as the ultimate arbiter of the construction of any work. Gidal’s films also invite the spectator to consider various aspects of the meditation between the real and the reel.

The DVD of "Condition of Illusion" brings together 11 films by Peter Gidal made between 1967 to 2013.

DVD9 | PAL | 174 min | 7.70 Gb + 3% rec
Language: none
Subtitles: none
Genre: Experimental

Condition of Illusion: 11 films by Peter Gidal from 1967 to 2013
-- Clouds, 1967, 10 '
-- Focus, 1971 7 '
-- Upside Down Feature, 1967-1972, 62 '
-- Epilogue, 1968 9 '
-- Guilt, 1988 40 '
-- Flare Out 1992, 15 '
-- Assumption, 1997, 1'30
-- No night No day, 1997 14 '
-- Coda I, 2013, 2 '
-- Coda II, 2013, 2 '
-- Bonus: Room (Double Take), 1967 10 '

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