Len Lye

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Len Lye (New Zealand, 1901) moved to London in 1927, where he made his first animated movie, Tusalava (1929), and was supported by Grierson to make the cameraless animation film Colour Box (1935), that predates McLaren's work but was only four minute long, to mix live-action in the five-minute Rainbow Dance (1936), and to experiment with documentary in the five-minute Trade Tattoo (1937). He later devoted himself to kinetic sculptures. Free Radicals was only completed in 1979, despite being also only a five-minute short. He died in 1980.

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