Oskar Fischinger <em>An American March</em> 1941, digital transfer from 35mm. Courtesy of the Center for Visual Music

Oskar Fischinger An American March 1941, digital transfer from 35mm. Courtesy of the Center for Visual Music

Oskar Fischinger and Len Lye

  • Saturdays 1PM till 26 Jan 2018
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • 1 Dec 2018 — 26 Jan 2019
  • Approx running time: 35 min.
  • Rating exempt
  • Free entry
  • Donations appreciated

A pairing of two of the most compelling experimental filmmakers of their generation.

The Govett-Brewster’s Projection Series surveys the landscape of historical and contemporary fine art filmmaking, encouraging our audiences to experience the wider world of local and
international film and moving image.

New Zealand-born Lye (1901-1980) is acclaimed for his pioneering experimental cinema, principally his development of the direct technique whereby visual imagery is applied straight onto celluloid without the use of a camera.

Born in Germany just a year before Lye, Fischinger is celebrated as a leading exponent of abstract cinema and for his influence as the 'father of visual music'. Observed together, these two masters exemplify the vanguard of experimentation in film.

Projection Series #12: Oskar Fischinger and Len Lye is curated by the Gallery's 2017 Creative New Zealand curatorial intern Michelle Wang.

Oskar Fischinger <em>Komposition in Blau</em> 1935, digital transfer from 35mm. Courtesy of the Center for Visual Music

Oskar Fischinger Komposition in Blau 1935, digital transfer from 35mm. Courtesy of the Center for Visual Music

Len Lye <em>Kaleidoscope</em> 1935, digital transfer from 35mm. Courtesy of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection. From material made available by the Museum of Modern Art, New York and preserved by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Len Lye Kaleidoscope 1935, digital transfer from 35mm. Courtesy of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection. From material made available by the Museum of Modern Art, New York and preserved by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Len Lye <em>All Souls Carnival</em> 1957, digital transfer from 35mm. Courtesy of Len Lye Foundation from material made available by the Museum of Modern Art, New York and preserved by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Len Lye All Souls Carnival 1957, digital transfer from 35mm. Courtesy of Len Lye Foundation from material made available by the Museum of Modern Art, New York and preserved by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

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