Scratch Projection: Absolute Abstraction - Five American Artists

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SCRATCH PROJECTION / January 16th, 8:30pm, Luminor Hotel de Ville Paris
Guest program by Mark Toscano, in his presence

This program focuses on five American artists who developed eclectic practices devoted to abstraction, inspired by diverse references including hard-edge abstract painting, cellular formations, optical/neural connections, and Islamic geometrical patterns.

Whether via pioneering computer animation, extensive research of optical phenomena, or handmade animation techniques, these artists explored and channeled the primal energy of abstract cinema to produce immersive works of deep emotional and perceptual engagement.

Mark Toscano is a filmmaker, curator and film restorer. Working with the Academy Film Archive, he specializes in the conservation and restoration of experimental films (many of which are included in Light Cone's catalog), notably the films in this program, but also those by Stan Brakhage, Pat O'Neill, David Rimmer and Chick Strand.

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PROGRAMME

Form Phases I
Robert BREER⁣
1952 / 16mm / color / silent / 2'01⁣⁣

Form Phases II⁣
Robert BREER⁣
1953 / 16mm / color / silent / 3'30⁣⁣

Form Phases III
de Robert BREER⁣
1953 / 16mm / color / silent / 3'20⁣

Form Phases IV
Robert BREER⁣
1954 / 16mm / color / silent / 3'30⁣⁣

69
Robert BREER⁣
1968 / 16mm / color / sound / 5'00⁣⁣

Pixillation
Lillian F. SCHWARTZ⁣
1970 / DCP / color / sound / 4'00⁣

Googolplex
Lillian F. SCHWARTZ⁣
1972 / DCP / b&w / sound / 5'00⁣

Enigma
Lillian F. SCHWARTZ⁣
1972 / DCP / color / sound / 4'20⁣

Neuron
Robert RUSSETT⁣
1972 / 16mm / col-b&w / sound / 6'00⁣

Primary Stimulus
Robert RUSSETT⁣
1977-1980 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 8'30⁣

Small Foveal Fields
Robert RUSSETT⁣
1981 / 16mm / color / sound / 5'30⁣⁣

Arabesque
John WHITNEY⁣
1975 / 16mm / color / sound / 8'00⁣

Lapis
James WHITNEY⁣
1963-1966 / 16mm / color / sound / 10'00 ⁣

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Lillian Schwartz films courtesy of the Henry Ford Museum with thanks to Kristen Gallerneaux. Robert Russett films courtesy of Moving Image from the Collections of The Henry Ford and the Academy Film Archive.

Venue: 

Luminor Hôtel de Ville - Paris, Francia

Dates: 

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 20:30

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Dates: 

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 20:30
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