Talk in ATRL, Trinity College, Dublin - Preserving Visual Music: The Archives of Center for Visual Music

Image( c) Center for Visual Music.
Kreise (Circles), 1933-34 by Oskar Fischinger
LECTURE Preserving Visual Music: The Archives of Center for Visual Music
Next Wednesday (October 2nd, 2013 at 1.00 pm in the ATRL (, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin. Cindy Keefer, the director of the Center for Visual Music in Los Angeles, will be discussing and screening selections from the CVM archive. For those interested in visual music, abstract cinema, expanded cinema, experimental film, this is a must hear and see talk and a great opportunity to hear about the preservation and archiving work of the CVM and an opportunity to meet its director in person. Keefer has co-edited a recently published book on Oskar Fischinger, Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967): Experiments in Cinematic Abstraction, distributed by Thames & Hudson.
"Cindy Keefer, archivist and curator, will discuss and screen work by pioneers of kinetic art and visual music from Center for Visual Music’s (CVM) archives. She will discuss CVM’s work preserving and promoting the Oskar Fischinger legacy, Raumlichtkunst, the new nitrate to HD reconstruction of Fischinger’s 1920s multiple-projector cinema performances, and her new Fischinger book.

Keefer will also discuss Jordan Belson’s Vortex Concerts, and CVM’s current preservation and exhibition work. Other work presented from the archives will include Charles Dockum’s Mobilcolor Projector performance and early oscilloscope work by Mary Ellen Bute. CVM is a U.S. archive dedicated to visual music and abstract cinema, which preserves and promotes films by Fischinger, Belson, Dockum, Bute, Jules Engel, the Whitney Brothers and others of the visual music tradition, plus artwork and related documentation. CVM distributes curated film programs worldwide, consults on museum exhibitions, and also curates contemporary work.CVM has the world’s largest collection of visual music related materials."
All are welcome, but you will need to book a seat as seating is limited.
reserve early by emailing Sandra. Sandra's email is: ELLISSA(at)

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