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Streaming video

Title Through a glass, lightly
Published New Day Films, 1995
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (22 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary This film follows Mr. Imagination, David Philpot, and Kevin Orth as they search Chicago's streets and alleys for the raw materials of their art. It shows how they transform unwanted, discarded objects into color, form, texture; images and ideas; craft and art. The artists reveal how African and other cultures have shaped their vision and how they transformed themselves into artists. They talk of seeing differently, appreciating the world around us, and having relationships with people and the environment that are "more careful and loving and sacred."
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by New Day Films in 1995
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Philpot, David, 1940-
Orth, Kevin, 1961-
Mr. Imagination, 1948-
Outsider art -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Found objects (Art)
Outsider art.
Chicago (Ill.)
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Comforty, Jacky, film director
New Day Films, distributor
Kanopy (Firm), distributor