Kathleen's Final Project: Soundtrack to Robert Breer's Blazes
Blazes is a three-minute film directed by Robert Breer, a well-known avant-garde artist, animator, and film director. Created in 1962, this short film displays Breer’s signature style: animation, playful abstraction, and fast-moving images. In Breer’s own words, Blazes is essentially “One hundred basic images switching positions for four thousands frames. A continuous explosion.” Indeed, the film consists of stills resembling abstract paintings of basic shapes in basic colors, cut and combined in different ways and rhythms.