Circle to Sphere: Origins of the Laser Light Show

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As part of the series Science on Screen, on Friday, May 31 the Museum of the Moving Image will present a rare showcase of films connected to the origins of the popular laser light show that began at the Griffith Observatory in 1973. Spanning 1921 to 2015, this program presents films made with paint, kinetic sculpture, animation, and lasers by abstract film pioneers Jordan Belson, Walter Ruttmann, Thomas Wilfred, and light show pioneers Ivan Dryer and Joshua White. The film screening will be followed by a conversation between Elsa Garmire, physicist and co-founder of Laser Images Inc.; Joshua White, founder of the Joshua Light Show; and Lumia collector AJ Epstein. The program will include live demonstrations of laser and liquid light techniques. Organized by Sonia Epstein, Executive Editor and Associate Curator of Science and Film.



Friday, May 31, 2019 - 20:00
  • 35 Avenue at 37 Street
    11106   New York, New York
    United States
    40° 45' 22.824" N, 73° 55' 26.1336" W