Preserving Visual Music: The Archives of the Center for Visual Music

Event date: 
Tuesday, 1 November 2011 - 6:00pm

Lecture by archivist and

curator Cindy Keefer

(Director of the Center of

Visual Music, Los Angeles),

introduced by Mark Rowan-

Hull (Creative Arts Fellow).

The Haldane Room at 6pm.

Cindy Keefer, archivist and curator, will discuss and screen work by pioneers of kinetic art and visual music from CVM’s archives. She will discuss Jordan Belson’s Vortex Concerts, the Oskar Fischinger legacy, CVM’s current preservation work, and “Raumlichtkunst,” the new nitrate to HD restoration of Fischinger’s 1920s multiple-projector cinema performances. Work presented from the archives will include Charles Dockum’s Mobilcolor Projector Performance, an early oscilloscope film by Mary Ellen Bute, and Fischinger’s Lumigraph. CVM is an archive dedicated to visual music and abstract cinema, which preserves and promotes films by Fischinger, Belson, Dockum, Bute, Jules Engel, The Whitney Brothers and others of the visual music tradition, plus artwork and historical documentation. CVM also curates contemporary work, consults for museum exhibitions, and distributes DVD compilations.

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