- Sat 8 Apr 2017
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Free entry, donations appreciated
Director of the Center for Visual Music in Los Angeles, Cindy Keefer, introduces the work of Oskar Fischinger
On the first day of the exhibition, archivist, curator and Director of the Center for Visual Music in Los Angeles, Cindy Keefer, introduces the work of Oskar Fischinger through Raumlichtkunst and other films.
The Center for Visual Music is an archive devoted to visual music, experimental animations and abstract media. Cindy Keefer curates and presents film and media programs at museums, festivals, cultural centers and archives worldwide, and consults on media in museum exhibitions.
She has preserved dozens of avant-garde films by artists including Oskar Fischinger, Jordan Belson, Jules Engel, John and James Whitney, Charles Dockum, Harry Smith, Mary Ellen Bute, Harry Smith, Jud Yalkut and others.
Cindy has worked with Oskar Fischinger's estate since 1997, edited a new book, Oskar Fischinger: Experiments in Cinematic Abstraction (Thames and Hudson, 2013), and co-curated the 2012 Oskar Fischinger exhibition at EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, organized by Center for Visual Music and EYE.
She is the curator/archivist for Oskar Fischinger's Raumlichtkunst, a three-screen HD installation exhibited at The Whitney Museum, New York (twice, 2016-17 and 2012),The Tate Modern, London (June 2012 - March 2013), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (June-October 2013), venues in Australia and Germany, and the current exhibition at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, New Zealand.