Phill Niblock

(USA, 1933, 2024)

Morning, 1966-1969

16mm transferred to digital file, Film, black & white, sound, 17 min.
4:3 format

Morning (1966-1969 / 2023 transferred to digital file) Was conceived by Phill Niblock and Jean Claude Van Itallie. It was filmed by Phill Niblock, with text contributions from Lee Worley and Michael Corner, featuring members of the Open Theater group. The cast included Lee Worley, James Barbosa, Cynthia Harris, Sharon Gans, and Joseph Chaikin. Lee Worley and James Barbosa read the text.

The film is part of Six Films series from the 60s when Phill Niblock started shooting in 16mm film and documenting through film his encounters with musicians, painters, actors, and dancers. Those encounters led to a series of 6 sound films made in quick succession between 1966 and 1969, and later collected as Six Films  This series of films includes traditional portrait-style films as well as abstract and experimental films.

Video stills