Re: Joseph Schillinger

From: Joost Rekveld (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Apr 24 2006 - 15:46:41 PDT

Hi Sandra,

i'm curious, where did you read this ?
I'm certainly not an expert on Schillinger, the only thing I know is
that he saw abstract animation as an interesting field his theories of
composition could be applied, and he does talk about it in his book
'The mathematical basis of the arts', but in that book he doesn't give
examples showing he ever made any himself. He does show a still 'from
an experiment', which shows an image vaguely reminiscent of Bute's
later work.

But I guess you knew all this, did you manage to track donw the article
Moritz mentioned from 'Experimental Cinema No. 5 (1934)' ?

If Bill Moritz said that it was not finished, however, i'd think he
would have strong reasons to say so...

very curious to know more if you ever find it..

kind regards,


On 24 Apr 2006, at 13:18, Sandra Naumann wrote:

> Dear Frameworkers,
> does anybody know something about the film work of Joseph Schillinger?
> I have read that he made several films to demonstrate his theory of
> composition. I only know that he was working with Jacobs and Bute on a
> film called "synchromy". But it seems not clear if it was ever
> finished (Lewis Jacobs said nothing that it was not completed, Moritz
> said it was not finished). If it was finished are there are any
> copies? And did he actually made other films?
> Thanks for your help & kind regards,
> Sandra Naumann
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                         Joost Rekveld


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