[Frameworks] CVM at LACMA: Abstraction for 3 screens!

From: C Keefer <keefco_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 14:28:52 -0700 (GMT-07:00)

Expanded Abstraction
A program from Center for Visual Music for 3 screens

CVM is pleased to present Expanded Abstraction, a new 3-screen program at LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles through January 2012. On view evenings on three HD screens at the exterior, Renzo Piano-designed Stark Bar in LACMA's central plaza. Curated by Cindy Keefer.

Featuring Scott Draves and The Electric Sheep's Generation 244 (2010),
Robert Seidel, vellum: slices from a virtual sculpture (2009),
Christina McPhee, Bird of Paradise (2011),
Baerbel Neubauer, Water Ambiences (2011),
Charles Dockum, Mobilcolor Projector Performance (1969), a film in 3 movements reformatted for 3 screens,
Maura McDonnell, Silk Chroma, silent version (2010)

On view:
Mon, Th, Fri, Sat 8pm - 11pm
Tues, Thurs 9:30pm - 11 pm
Daily 10:30am - noon
Museum is closed Wednesday.
July 2011 through January 28, 2012

The exterior Stark Bar is in the central plaza behind Chris Burden's Urban Light sculpture. Museum admission not required.

Expanded Abstraction explores abstract animated moving images, many here reinterpreted for three screens. Scott Draves’ “Generation 244” genetic algorithms and Robert Seidel’s “vellum” have been presented as site-specific multiple screen installations in New York and Seoul. Baerbel Neubauer’s playful animated “Water Ambiences” is a new work created for the LACMA screens, as is Christina McPhee’s nine-screen collage “Bird of Paradise.” Maura McDonnell’s “silk chroma” was originally performed as a visual music installation in Dublin. Charles Dockum’s 1969 “Mobilcolor Projector” film, originally a 16mm film document of his color/light organ performance in three movements, was preserved by CVM, transferred to HD, and reformatted to 3 screens for this LACMA program.

Center for Visual Music is a Los Angeles-based archive dedicated to visual music, abstract cinema and experimental animation. CVM's film and digital programs can be seen in museums and cultural centers worldwide, and their archives house the world’s largest collection of visual music resources.

for more information:
Center for Visual Music
cvmaccess (at) gmail (dot) com


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