Whitney Museum of American Art presents Oskar Fischinger. Space Light Art – A Film Environment

. June 28, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Whitney Museum of American Art presents Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art – A Film Environment, an exhibition on view from June 28 to October 28, 2012.


Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967), Raumlichtkunst, 1926/2012. Three screen projection: three 35mm films transferred to high-definition video, black-and-white and color, sound; 10 minutes, looped. © Center for Visual Music.

The exhibition is curated by Chrissie Iles, the Whitney’s Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Curator, in association with Cindy Keefer of the Center for Visual Music, and features a new re-creation from Fischinger’s restored original nitrate film.

This exhibition presents one of the first multimedia projections ever made: Oskar Fischinger’s Raumlichtkunst (Space Light Art), a re-creation of his multiple-screen film events, first shown in Germany in 1926, and recently restored by the Center for Visual Music in Los Angeles. Radical in format, its display of abstract shapes and colors produces, according to Fischinger, “an intoxication by light from a thousand sources.”

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