Rhythmus 21 (1923)

RHYTHMUS 21 (1923)
aka Rhythm 21
Article 5312 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 12-2-2016
Directed by Hans Richter
No cast
Country: Germany
What it is: Abstract animation

No plot

Yes, it’s more avant-garde experimental abstract animation here. This one mostly involves white and black rectangles on black and white backgrounds growing larger or shrinking; I assume the rhythm is captured by the speed at which these rectangles change size. It’s pretty much what you might expect from an early attempt at abstract animation; it’s watchable if you’re in the mood, but hardly exciting or compelling.

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