Date Monday, September 17, 2018
Time 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location Clarence Ward ’37 Art Building, 103

87 N. Main St.,
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Cost Free to the public

The first program highlights two major figures in the development of artists’ cinema, particularly those investigated in exploring the abstract limits of celluloid-based images in motion.

Fischinger’s handmade abstract work (maintained and archived by the Center for Visual Music) may be foundational for animators, but the rich colors and textures show a dedication to visual form as it shines on celluloid.

Meanwhile, Tony Conrads The Flicker is a foundational work of so-called structural film with much broader applications and implications than it seems. A 30-minute extravaganza of alternating black-and-white frames, The Flicker shows nothing and everything all at once. A night of what a critics have called "visual LSD"!

(Warning: The Flicker features a strong strobe effect and may trigger seizures for persons with photosensitive epilepsy). 

Featured Films Include:

Oskar Fischinger, Wax Experiments, 8 minutes
Oskar Fischinger, Composition in Blue, 4 minutes

Oskar Fischinger, Study No. 8, 4 minutes
Tony Conrad, The Flicker, 30 minutes


Event Contact

James Hansen

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