Wednesday February 19th. 7pm. @CineCycle. 129 Spadina Ave.
The works in this program explore both the mathematical precision of computer graphics, as well as the uncontrolled, the uncontrollable and the random. Early examples of both experimental and narrative computer animated films will be shown including work by John Whitney, Sr., Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart, Mary Ellen Bute, John Stehura, James Whitney, Stan Vanderbeek and Kenneth Knowlton, Lillian Schwartz, Pierre Hébert and Peter Foldès. As an added bonus, innovative computer generated commercials produced by Robert Abel and Associates will be shown between each film.
Includes the films:
Around is Around – Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart, 1951, 10 minutes
Abstronic – Mary Ellen Bute, 1952, 7 minutes
Catalog –John Whitney, Sr., 1961, 7 minutes
Cybernetik 5.3 (1960-65) – John Stehura, 1965, 8 minutes
Lapis – James Whitney, 1966, 10 minutes
Poemfield no.2 – Stan Vanderbeek and Kenneth Knowlton, 1966, 6 minutes
The Artist and The Computer – Lillian Schwartz, 1976, 11 minutes
Around Perception –Pierre Hébert, 1968, 16 minutes
La Faim – Peter Foldès, 1974, 11 minutes
Various Robert Abel Commercials, Various Dates, 7 minutes
Ticket Information: $5 in advance, $7 at the door.