Rainbow Dance

Root Event

2. Werkleitz Biennale 1996 Cluster Images

Parent Event

Rainbow Dance
GB 1936

In “Rainbow Dance” Len Lye is showing the silhouette of a (real shot) dancer in changing coloured backgrounds. The silhouette is also changing, duplicating, changing the base colour, etc. The colouring of the figure and the backgrounds was done manually. Lye invented a trick technique here, that later became common in commercials and credit titles (as for instance in the “James Bond”-films).


16mm, 5 min