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Exhibition Detail
Lichtspiel: Contemporary Abstract Animation and Visual Music
631 West 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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November 3rd, 2009 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Still from The Firebird, Spot DravesSpot Draves, Still from The Firebird,
2007, HD computer graphics / video
© Spot Draves
Still from #37, Joost RekveldJoost Rekveld, Still from #37,
2009, 35mm film, Cinemascope
© Joost Rekveld
Still from Morphs of Pegasus, Baerbel BeubauerBaerbel Beubauer, Still from Morphs of Pegasus,
2004-09 (work in progress), Digital video
© Baerbel Neubauer
xtacism, Richard Baily with John BuchananRichard Baily with John Buchanan, xtacism,
2005, Digital video, 6 minutes
© Kevin Baily
Still from Energie!, Thorsten FleischThorsten Fleisch, Still from Energie!,
2007, Digital video, 5 minutes
© Thosten Fleisch
Still from futures , Robert SeidelRobert Seidel, Still from futures ,
2006, Digital video, 16 x 9, 4 minutes
© Robert Seidel
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> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://redcat.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
EMAIL:  
redcatpr@calarts.edu
PHONE:  
213-237-2800
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 12-6 or Intermission
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
Center for Visual Music
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
CALARTS
TAGS:  
modern, abstract, conceptual, video-art
COST:  
$9, students $7
> DESCRIPTION

This ravishing “play of light” explores rhythmic abstractions in the cinematic tradition of Oskar Fischinger and visual music animation. The centerpiece of the program is the Los Angeles debut of Joost Rekveld’s #37 (Netherlands, 2009, 31 min., 35mm CinemaScope), a stunningly beautiful study of the propagation and diffraction of light through crystalline structures. Sure to bend more than a few minds, the lineup also offers award-winning animated shorts from around the world, most of which are screening in L.A. for the first time. Featured artists include Scott Draves, Robert Seidel, Steven Woloshen, Bärbel Neubauer, Thorsten Fleisch, Bret Battey, Michael Scroggins, Samantha Krukowski, Mondi, Devon Damonte, Scott Nyerges, Vivek Patel and Yusuke Nakajima. Plus the final film by the late CGI wizard Richard “Doc” Baily.

The program showcases a variety of animation techniques, from handmade cameraless (handpainted, taped and scratched) films to traditional drawn animation to microphotography and state of the art computer graphics. Visual music styles are just as varied, with some artists like Draves and Baily writing their own code to realize their visions, while others drawn inspiration from the pioneering work of Fischinger or the cosmic meditations of Jordan Belson.

In person: Joost Rekveld, Michael Scroggins, Devon Damonte, Samantha Krukowski and Yusuke Nakajima.

REDCAT site: http://www.redcat.org/event/lichtspiel

Advance program notes: http://www.redcat.org/sites/redcat.org/files/Lichtspiel_Web3_CSL.pdf

 


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