Story: Experimental film

Len Lye, Tusalava, 1929

Len Lye’s best-known works include Tusalava (1929), an animated black-and-white film. Showing the dramatic evolution of a cellular creature, Tusalava combined Lye's ideas about the creative subconscious with the painstaking labour of making 4,400 individual drawings for a nine-minute film.

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Mark Williams, 'Experimental film - Experimental film, 1920s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/45030/len-lye-tusalava-1929 (accessed 25 February 2020)

Story by Mark Williams, published 22 Oct 2014