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Paul Sharits (1943-1993), Untitled ( handwritten notes, Wet Screen Scratch Current Illusion), 1968-1971; ink and graphite on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches; Gift of Christopher and Cheri Sharits, 2006

Paul Sharits (1943-1993), Untitled ( handwritten notes, Wet Screen Scratch Current Illusion), 1968-1971; ink and graphite on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches; Gift of Christopher and Cheri Sharits, 2006

Wet Screen Scratch Current Illusion
STREAM SECTIONS
WET SCREEN ILLUSION
SCRATCH CURRENTS
CREEK SECTIONS

1   make loops to study scratches
     [need: editor + projector [need 1 person's help]
-or carefully force obstacles into film gate during projection

2    make splices without thought
3 go across splices so that they act as "dams" (obstacles)
        for scratch currents

(figures and diagrams)

sound (wave fluctuations)         each of 6 has it's core word form:
                                                         each fluctuates (into adjacent forms occasionally)

                                                  there are 6 sections all 15 mins long..the basic unit is a document of a short section of a small creek running thru aspera, colorado--it is a linear composite of sections, fading in + out fluidly + a harmonic composite ( 6 levels of overlayed segments--randomized "lap dissolves")-- finally become 1 picture as other 5 levels gradually + progressively "removed")*side note* lowering complexity results in increasing illusionism--splice obstacles, amounting at times to dams, were cut into this basic module (mental dams-later physical dams to scratch currents)--each permentation

*side note* Important: what happens on 1 level temporally in 1 single film, is constantly present in the system of films

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  • Paul Sharits (1943-1993), STREAM:SECTION:SIX:SECTION EP (folder), 1968; standard paper folder, 12 x 9 1/2 inches; Gift of Christopher and Cheri Sharits, 2006

    Paul Sharits (1943-1993), STREAM:SECTION:SIX:SECTION EP (folder), 1968; standard paper folder, 12 x 9 1/2 inches; Gift of Christopher and Cheri Sharits, 2006

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  • Paul Sharits (1943-1993), Untitled ( handwritten notes on back of Wet Screen Scratch Current Illusion), 1968-1971; ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches; Gift of Christopher and Cheri Sharits, 2006

    Paul Sharits (1943-1993), Untitled ( handwritten notes on back of Wet Screen Scratch Current Illusion), 1968-1971; ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches; Gift of Christopher and Cheri Sharits, 2006