Mary Ellen Bute Centennial

From: Thomas Beard (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Mar 03 2006 - 08:45:40 PST

Ocularis at Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn

Mary Ellen Bute Centennial
Monday, March 6 at 8 PM

Please join Ocularis in celebrating the centennial of pioneering animator
Mary Ellen Bute. Responsible for some of the earliest abstract films in
America, and later one of the first artists to use oscilloscopes, she is
also known for her collaborations with the likes of Norman McClaren and Leon
Theremin, among others. This evening, we present a selection of nearly all
her shorts. Teaming the formal rigor of Oskar Fischinger with the zip of a
Merrie Melody, Butešs visual music is renowned for its brilliant use of
color, light, and lyrical geometries.

With an introduction by writer and historian Cecile Starr.

Work to be screened:

Synchrony, 5 min, 1932, B&W; Rhythm in Light, 3 min, 1934, B&W; Synchrony
No. 2, 6 min, 1935, B&W; Dada, 3 min, 1936, B&W; Parabola, 9 min, 1937, B&W;
Escape, 4 min, 1937, Color; Spook Sport, 8 min, 1939, Color; Tarantella, 5
min, 1940, Color; Polka Graph, 4 min, 1947, Color; Color Rhapsody, 6 min,
1948, Color; Imagination, 3 min, 1948, Color; New Sensations in Sound, 3
min, 1949, Color; Abstronic, 7 min, 1952, Color.

Ticket Price - $6

About Ocularis
Ocularis is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for
the exhibition of independent, experimental and documentary film/video and
new media, as well as international and repertory cinema. Established in
1996 as a rooftop film series catering to local audiences in North Brooklyn,
it has since evolved into a weekly cinema, a producer of collaborative
film/video work and a summer open-air screening series.

Thomas Beard 
Program Director 
at Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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