Pyramid Drawings1976-77, 12 min. b&w, 16mm, silent

 

Pyramid Drawings opens with a white screen and a narrow floor area at the bottom. From the left, a performer enters, carrying a bucket of paint. The film is in negative therefore everything light is dark and everything dark is light. The performer begins to draw black lines on what appears to be a white wall. The drawing gradually becomes to be a pyramid seen in perspective. The performer leaves and the drawing is left for contemplation by the viewer. The performer re-enters with a pair of scissors and cuts what appeared to be lines. The lines fall to the floor. The performer then commences to build a new pyramid with new strings stretched back and forth in the space.

From: Castelli Sonnabend Tapes and Films Catalog