Fischinger Retrospective screens in Albuquerque and Australia

From: C Keefer (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Apr 03 2008 - 12:44:18 PDT

 Center for Visual Music announces upcoming screenings of the Oskar
 Fischinger Retrospective: Optical Poetry

 April 11 - 13, Presented at Southwest Film Center, University of New
 Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. One screening each day. Showtimes: Friday
 6pm, Saturday 6pm, Sunday 3pm. Tickets: $5 general admission, $3
 students, $4 faculty/staff.

 May 25, Australian Cinematheque, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of
 Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.

 Program features 35mm prints of Fischinger's classic Visual Music films,
 including Allegretto (2 versions), Composition in Blue, Motion
 Painting No. 1, Study No. 6, Study No. 7, Muratti Greift Ein, Radio
 Dynamics, Kreise, American March, Spirals, Spiritual Constructions,
 Walking from Munich to Berlin and many more. Features prints preserved
 by Academy Film Archive, Center for Visual Music and Fischinger
 Archive, with the generous support of Film Foundation, Sony, and
 Cinémathèque québécoise. CVM presents this program in association with
 The Fischinger Archive.

 Decades before computer graphics, before music videos, even before
 "Fantasia" (the 1940 version), there were the abstract animated films
 of Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967), master of "absolute" or nonobjective
 filmmaking. He was cinema's Kandinsky, an animator who, beginning in the
 1920's in Germany, created exquisite "visual music" using geometric
 patterns and shapes choreographed tightly to classical music and jazz.
  --John Canemaker, New York Times

 Masterworks of pure non-figurative, cinematic expression. - Variety

 Oskar Fischinger is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century,
 embracing the abstraction that became the major art movement of that
 century, and exploring the new technology of the cinema to open abstract
 painting into a new Visual Music that performs in liquid time.
 --William Moritz

 For more about Oskar Fischinger:
 Fischinger Research Pages:
 Fischinger Archive:

 Articles by William Moritz and others about Fischinger can also be
 found at the CVM online library:

 The Australia show is part of a large Visual Music series in April-May
 in Brisbane. More information on this series will be available soon.
 Cindy Keefer
 Center for Visual Music
 Los Angeles
 CVMaccess (at)

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