Still image from Standish Lawder's Corridor (1970).

Visions of Grandeur

Standish Lawder opens more doors of perception

By Ed Halter for the New York Village Voice on December 4, 2007

The art world has recently engaged in a renewed fascination for the heady, rigorous experimental cinema of the late Aquarian age, reviving filmmakers...Perhaps galleries and museums wax nostalgic for the high intellectualism and materialist mastery of that era's moving-image work, now seldom achieved by today's video-art one-liners. Standish Lawder, the rightly lauded subject of an upcoming retrospective at Anthology Film Archives, serves as another welcome blast from our brain-stretching cinematic past...

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