Sunday, July 10, 2011

Stan VanDerBeek Film Artist

Stan VanDerBeek in front of Movie Mural. Installation view, Institute of  Contemporary Art, Boston, circa 1968

Stan VanDerBeek is a legendary name in the history of experimental film. A restless adventurer who began making experimental animated films in the 1950s, VanDerBeek filmed happenings, designed windows for Tiffany's and worked with John Cage and Claes Oldenburg.

He also explored the artistic possibilities of new technologies of his time: video, computers, even the fax machine. He was artist-in-residence at Bell Labs and at NASA.

Now, a survey of VanDerBeek's work is on display at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston

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