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Scratch Projection / January 16, 2024

ABSOLUTE ABSTRACTION: FIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS

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.

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.

ABSOLUTE ABSTRACTION: FIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS

Tuesday January 16, 2024, 20:30



FORM PHASES I
by Robert BREER
1952 / 16mm / color / silent / 2' 01
FORM PHASES II
by Robert BREER
1953 / 16mm / color / silent / 3' 30
FORM PHASES III
by Robert BREER
1953 / 16mm / color / silent / 3' 20
FORM PHASES IV
by Robert BREER
1954 / 16mm / color / silent / 3' 30
69
by Robert BREER
1968 / 16mm / color / sound / 5' 00
PIXILLATION
by Lillian F. SCHWARTZ
1970 / DCP / color / sound / 4' 00
GOOGOLPLEX
by Lillian F. SCHWARTZ
1972 / DCP / b&w / sound / 5' 00
ENIGMA
by Lillian F. SCHWARTZ
1972 / DCP / color / sound / 4' 20
NEURON
by Robert RUSSETT
1972 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / 6' 00
PRIMARY STIMULUS
by Robert RUSSETT
1977-1980 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 8' 30
SMALL FOVEAL FIELDS
by Robert RUSSETT
1981 / 16mm / color / sound / 5' 30
ARABESQUE
by John WHITNEY
1975 / 16mm / color / sound / 8' 00
LAPIS
by James WHITNEY
1963-1966 / 16mm / color / sound / 10' 00

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