L.A. Carwash (1975)
L.A. Carwash is concerned with conjunctive and disjunctive couplings suggested by the qualities of light and sound at the Village Carwash in Los Angeles.
The film starts with clanks and whooshes on the soundtrack over a black screen and then switches to a dual screen image whose halves are slightly out of sync. Considered erotic by Bill Judson, former Carnegie Museum of Art Film Curator, and a film that finally gives a cinematogenic subject it's due by Los Angeles filmmaker Thom Andersen, the image and sound co-exist for only 4 seconds. The sound was recorded out of phase and restructured into the form of a canon.
16mm film, DVD, or digital file
running time: 8min. 50 sec.
original on super-8mm film
note: There is sound only ( the screen is black ) for the first 2 minutes of the film until the first image appears.