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New Fancy Foils


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  • Naturally, flipping through spreads of checkers, polka dots, and paisley patterns like a coke-fueled interior decorator creates an effect considerably less psychedelic than the one sustained by Undertone Overture, perhaps in part because, even at its most abstract, the presence of this material is always immediately apparent.

  • The 12-minute film opens with a sequence of shots of similar duration... each of them a two-dimensional graphic design of varying colours. It’s not until a minute into the film that Mack shows us a label that reveals that we’re actually looking at pages from a mid-century book of paper samples, the kind of thing a designer would flip through with a client. At that point, the pace of Mack’s cutting accelerates and New Fancy Foils blossoms into a master class on rhythm and graphical variation.