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Radio dynamics (Oskar Fischinger, 1942)Geometry in motion
Wednesday, February 18 2013, 18h
Musée d'art moderne André Malraux
2, boulevard Clemenceau, 76600 Le Havre

A programme in resonance with the coming of the Centre Pompidou Mobile to Le Havre that will present "Circles and Squares," a selection of works about geometric abstraction.

Shortly after painting, cinema takes possession of abstraction in the first decades of the 20th century. After the first works (the chromatic music of the Italian Futurists, the colorful rhythms of Leopold Survage) it is in Germany where the first stream of abstract film develops.

Based on this historical avant-garde, this programme will provide an overview of geometry in motion along with American films and contemporary digital experimentation.

- Rhythmus 21 (Hans Richter, 1921-23, 3’20, 16 mm, b&w)
- Symphonie Diagonale (Viking Eggeling, 1921-24, 7’00, 16 mm, b&w)
- Anémic cinéma (Marcel Duchamp, 1925-26, 2’00, 16 mm, b&w)
- Kreise (Oskar Fischinger, 1933, 2’00, 16 mm, colour)
- Squares (Oskar Fischinger, 1934, 5’00, 16 mm, colour)
- Radio dynamics (Oskar Fischinger, 1942, 4’00, 16 mm, colour)
- Matrix III (John Whitney, 1972, 11’00, 16 mm, colour)
- 69 (Robert Breer, 968, 5’00, 16 mm, colour)
- Get Set (Ian Helliwell, 2005, 3’25, video, colour)
- Machination (Lia, 2010, 5’43, video, colour)
- Star light n°5 bis (Cécile Fontaine, 2012, 5’55, video, colour)



416-532-5129's picture

Are those the projection formats? All early ones projected on 16mm? 3 recent on video?
Thanks, John.

Marcos Ortega's picture

Hi, John

I've checked and yes, those are the projection formats. They are copies rented from Light Cone in Paris.