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Film Programme: Resonating Structures (Line Structures)

23 Jul 2019, Tue - 4 Aug 2019, Sun 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Micro-Cosmos 1–4, Stan VanDerBeek, United States, 1983

Colour, sound, 15 min

This is a series of four short computer-animated works, in which the image of an orb is transformed into a pulsating, energetic evocation of life forces.



Stan VanDerBeek(United States) was an American experimental filmmaker who was always at the forefront of technology. He began making experimental films in 1955 and working with computers in 1965, when he produced multimedia pieces and computer animation in collaboration with Bell Labs. In the 1970s, he constructed “Movie-Drome,” an immersive audio-visual laboratory for a new kind of cinema-stage. His multimedia experiments in “expanded cinema” included movie murals, projection systems, planetarium events, and explored early computer graphics and image-processing systems.Vanderbeek was also intimately involved with the artists and art movements of his time, merging art with technology and dance with films.




This film screening is part of the Film Programme: Resonating Structures, which features six of Siah Armajani’s computer-generated short films from the 1970s. For more information on Siah Armajani’s short films, and for the schedules of other screenings within Resonating Structures, please refer to links below.


Image Caption: Stan VanDerBeek, Micro-Cosmos 1–4, 1983, Colour, sound, 15 min, film still. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.