“Paul Sharits” 13, Yann Beauvais author and editor, les presses du re’el, January 2008 (Available on

Table of Content
7 Figment, yann beauvais PDF LINK
31 Paul Sharits and the Critique of Illusionism: An Introduction, Annette Michelson
35 Information theory and aesthetic perception: objects in your mirror are closer than they appear, Keith Sanborn
47 Paul Sharits, Rosalind Krauss
57 Shadow is the Queen of Colour, Edwin Carels
63 The Artist as Archivist, Bill Brand
71 Art Friend (A Memoir), Józef Robakowski
73 Attention: Light! Technical description, Wieslaw Michalak
77 Interview with Paul Sharits, Jean-Claude Lebensztejn
103 Words per Page, Paul Sharits
113 Chart Of Visual Development / Razor Blades, Paul Sharits
115 Dear Mr. Lebensztejn, Paul Sharits
117 Letter to Marlis Grüterlich, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Köln, Paul Sharits
121 Hearing : Seeing, Paul Sharits
127 Cinema As Cognition: Introductory Remarks, Paul Sharits
131 Regarding the Frozen Film Frame Series: A Statement for the 5th International Experimental Film Festival, Knokke, December 1974, Paul Sharits
133 Program note for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s New American Film Series, Paul Sharits
135 I Feel Free, Paul Sharits
141 Interview with Paul Sharits, Gary Garrels
153 Post-Expressionism, Paul Sharits
163 My painting (& film) for Galerie A, Paul Sharits
195 Filmography
196 Installations

Articles on Paul Sharits

Structural Integrity: Marc Siegel on Paul Sharits, Artforum February 2015

“Paul Sharits” 13, Yann Beauvais, les presses du re’el, January 2008

“Paul Sharits”, Stuart Liebman, Fourteenth in a series of monographs written for the series Filmmakers Filming, co-sponsored by Film In The Cities and Walker Art Center. May 1981.

“Experiments in Perception,” Takahito Iimura, Film , Vol . 10,#1 1968, Japan.

Knokke Film Festival Report, David Curtis, International Times , January-February, 1968, England.

“Movie Journal,” Jonas Mekas, Village Voice , May 22, 1969.

“The Avant-Garde Film,” P . Adams Sitney, Changes , #7.

“Structural Film,” P . Adams Sitney, Film Culture , #47, and book Film Culture Reader, ed . Sitney.

“Why do People like Morbid Movies?”, Jonas Mekas, New York Times , August 3, 1969.

Underground Cinema, Parker Tyler, Grove Press, 1969.

Introduction to the American Underground Film . Sheldon Renan, Dutton, 1968.

Experimental Cinema , David Curtis, University Books, London, 1971.

“Sensible New .Trends in Experimental Films,” Paul Shrader, Los Angeles_ Times , September 9, 1971.

“Paul Sharits : Illusion and Object,” Regina Cornwell, Artforum , September 1971.

“At the Whiteny Museum,” Grance von Hulsteyn, Show Business , January 7, 1971.

“Screen – 3 Products of AFI,” Vincent Canby, New York Times , January . 8, 1971

Underground Cinema , Birgit Hein (Cologne, 1971).

“Freeing Film,” John DuCane, Time Out , November 3-9, 1972, London.

“Stop Time,” Rosalind Krauss, Artforum , April, 1973.

Occhio Mio Dio : Il New American Cinema, Alfredo Leonardi (Feltrinelli, Milan, 1971).

“Real Time/Space,” Malcolm Le Grice, Art & Artists , Dec ., 1972.

“Review of SOUND STRIP/FILM STRIP,” :New York Letter,” Douglas Crimp, Art International , March 1973.

“Underground Film,” Birgit Hein, Magazin Kunst #41.

“Some Formalist Tendencies in the American Avant-Garde Film,” Studio International , October 1972.

“Film Is . . .?”, Simon Field, Art & Artists , Vol . VI, #9, Dec . 1971.  

Visionary Film , P . Adams Sitney (Oxford University Press, 1974).

“Reflected Light : Independent Avant-Garde Festival,” Tony Rayns, Sight and Sound (Winter 7.3-4).

“Paul Sharits and the Critique of Illusionism : An Introduction, Annette Michelson, Projected Images (Walker Art Center Exhibition Catalogue, Minneapolis, Fall, 1974).

“Reviews” (Bykert Gallery exhibition of SYNCHRONOUSOUNDTRACKS), Roberta Smith, Art Forum (September, 1974).

“Movie Journal” (Bykert Gallery exhibition of SYNCHRONOUSOUNDTRACKS) Jonas Mekas, Village Voice (May 19, 1974).

New Form in Film (Exhibition Catalogue) ed . Annette Michelson, (Montreux, 1974)

Eine Subgeschichte des Films Lexikon des Avant-garde – Experimental-und Underground , Hans Schengl and Ernst Schmidt, Jr . (Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt, 1974).

Film As A Subversive Art, Amos Vogel (Random House, 1974).

“Movie Journal” (Review of Whitney Museum screenings of “Color Sound Frames”), Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice (XX, 4, January 27, 1975, pp . 79-80).

“Avant-Garde Cinema Significance Revealed in Sharits’ 1960’s Films,” Anthony Bannon, Buffalo Evening News (Wednesday, January 22, 1975).

“Independent Films : Light/Environment,” Leonard Horowitz, Soho Weekly News (February 6, 1975).

International Who’s Who in Art and Antiques, ed . Ernest Kay (Melrose Press Limited, Second Edition, Cambridge, England, 1975).

Recent Radical Film, Regina Cornwell (one of 12 lecture-texts with accompanying slides, Art Information Distribution, P ._0 . Box 757, Cooper Station, New York City 10003, 1975).

“Reviews” (Bykert Gallery exhibit, 1972), Rosemary Mayer, Arts (February, 1973).

“4 Abstract Shorts” (Whitney Museum show, January, 1975), Vincent Canby, New York Times (January 9, 1975).

Who’s Who in American Art (12th edition, Jacques Cattell Press, 197-6).

“Zeichnungen heute,” Werner Lippert (photo of drawing included), Kunstforum International (#15, 1 . Quartal 1976).

“Albright-Knox Expands-to Include Experimental Films,” Lester Burg, The Spectrum (P . 8, Friday, October 15, 1976, Buffalo, N .Y .)

“Sharits Experimental Film Works on Display,” Nancy Tobin Willig, Buffalo Courier-Express (p . 24, Sunday, October 3, 1976).

“‘Dream’ [Displacement] Is Complex and Elegant, More Than A Mental Exercise,” Anthony Bannon, Buffalo Evening News (Tuesday, September 28, 1976).

“Paul Sharits,” Rosalind Krauss, Dream Displacement & Other Projects (exhibition catalogue essay, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 1976) .

“Paul Sharits Interviewed by Linda Cathcart,” Dream Displacement & Other Projects (exhibition catalogue, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 1976).

Structural Film Anthology , ed . Peter Gidal (British Film Institute, London, 1976) ; with essay re “Word Movie” by Gidal and Sharits’ “Notes on Film .”

Monumente Durch-Medien Ersetzen , exhibition catalogue, Kunst-Und Museumsverein, Wuppertal, Germany (1976).

“Reflections on Eikenbaum’s Concept of Internal Speech in the Cinema,” Paul Willemen (Sharits’ films mentioned-attached in footnote 14), Screen.

“Paul Sharits,” Fred Camper, Soho Weekly News (Thursday ., April 22, 1976).

“‘Ontology’ and ‘Materialism’ in Film,” Peter Wollen, Screen (Spring ’76, Vol . 17, #1 ).

“Albright-Knox Buys Area Artists Work,” Buffalo Evening News , March 5, 1976.

A History of the American Avant-Garde Cinema, ed/ Marylin Singer (American Federation of Arts, New York 1976).

Une Histoire du Cinema ed . Peter Kubelka, exhibition catalogue Centre Beaubourg (Paris, 1976).

“Regrouping :Reflections on the Edinburgh Festival 1976,” Jonathan Rosenbaum, Sight & Sound (Winter 1976/77, Vol . 46, #1).

“The Vasari Diary,” Art News , April 1977.

“Partituren fur Filme :Bildmontagen von Paul Sharits bei Ricke,” Marlis Gruterich, Kolner S tadt-Anzeiger (nr . 137, June 16, 1977).

“Paul Sharits een typisch randverschijnsel,” Philip Peters, N .R .C .Handelsblad (July 29, 1977, Amsterdam).

Portraits & Signaturen : 81 Kunstler der documenta 6 , Wolfgang Pfaffe (Kassel, 1977).

“Artist-Gallery Contracts : Scenes from a Marriage,” Lee Rosenbaum, Art in America (July-August 1977).

Illusions of Reality_ (exhibition catalogue), Australian Gallery Director’s Council, North Sydney, 1977).

“cARTer : Creative Vote in Honor of the President-Elect,” Michelle Green, Independent-Daily Mail (p . 4C . Sunday, Jan . 16, 1977) .

Who’s Who in America (Marquis, Chicago, 1978-9).

“Paul Sharits :Illusion and Object,” Regina Cornwell, in Anthology : Movies and Methods, ed . Bill Nichols (U . of California Press, 1976).

Film als Film: 1910 bis Heute , Herausgegeben von Birgit Hein and Wolf Herzogenrath, (Kolnischer Kunstverein, die Autoren, Kunstler, Nachlasse, 1977).

“Les pieges du realisme cinematographique :L’Art Concret de Paul Sharits,” Louis Marcorelles, Le Monde (July, 1977).

Voice Choices,” Village Voice (p . 7, Dec . 26, 1977).

“Paul Sharits,” Barbara Cavaliere, Arts (p . 32, Feb ., 1978).

“Paul Sharits,” Madeleine Burnside, ARTnews . (p . 139, Feb .,1978).

“Sharits Demystifies Film,” Stephan Godfrey, The Globe Mail (p .35, Saturday, March 4, 1978, Toronto).

“Apparent Motion and Film Structure : Paul Sharits’ ‘Shutter Interface’,” Stuart Liebman, Millenium Film Journal (Vol . 1, #2, Spring-Summer 1978, pp 101-109) .