A Selected History of Abstract Film III

Thursday 3 May, 2012 - 9pm

Showcasing abstract film which inspired The Bloomberg Commission: Josiah McElheny: The Past Was A Mirage I’d Left Far Behind.

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Welcome: Gareth Evans, Film Curator
Introduction: Daniel F. Herrmann, Eisler Curator & Head of Curatorial Studies

Viking Eggeling
Symphonie Diagonale
, 1921
16 mm, b&w, sil , 6' 40mins
Courtesy of Light Cone

Oskar Fischinger

, 1936-1943
16 mm, coul, sound, 3mins
Courtesy of Light Cone

John Whitney

, 1961
16 mm, coul, sound, 7mins
Courtesy of Light Cone

Len Lye

Colour Box
, 1935
DVD, coul, sound, 4mins
Courtesy of BFI

Norman McLaren,
Evelyn Lambart
Begone Dull Care
, 1949
DVD, coul, sound, 7mins
Courtesy of NFB Canada

Norman McLaren

Boogie Doodle
, 1941
DVD, Coul, sound, 3’28mins
Courtesy of NFB Canada

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