A pairing of two of the most compelling experimental filmmakers of their generation.
Curated by the Gallery's 2017 Creative New Zealand curatorial intern Michelle Wang.
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: Len Lye and Oskar Fischinger
These Len Lye films are courtesy of the Len Lye Foundation from materials preserved and made available from Nga Taonga.
These Oskar Fischinger films are courtesy of the Center for Visual Music.