Multimedia artist Nam June Paik broke the rules of art and television by bridging the gap between the two. Lessons from the Video Master offers three films that help illuminate Paik's art and life. The title film from video artist Skip Blumberg comprises 47 stylized but insightful interviews with Paik's friends, collaborators, and proteges.
Directed by Francois de Menil, written by art historian Barbara Rose, and with original musical score by Philip Glass, this newly redigitized film first released in 1977, is an illuminating portrait of Mark di Suvero. One of the most important sculptors of the Twentieth Century, the artist is renowned for his formal orchestration of steel and found industrial material. The film consists of biographical interviews and discussion with the artist about his relationship to the tumultuous political moments in the United States, interlaced with shots of the installation and construction of his sculptural work.
In 1966 ten New York artists and thirty engineers and scientists from Bell Telephone Laboratories collaborated on a series of innovative dance, music and theater performances, 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering, held at the 69th Regiment Armory, New York City, in October 1966. The artists included are John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Öyvind Fahlström, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor and Robert Whitman.
PAUL KLEE: THE SILENCE OF THE ANGEL is a visual journey into the work of a major painter of the 20th century by Michael Gaumnitz, an award-winning documentarian of artists and sculptors. Like Kandinsky and Delaunay, Klee revolutionized the traditional concepts of composition and color.
Traditional animation systems of interchangeable characteristics, predictable story telling and limited movements are being overturned by a new generation of character designers who are redefining the craft.
Rem Koolhaas is celebrated not only as the architect of outstanding creations including the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Seattle Library, the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto, and the Guggenheim Heritage Museum in Las Vegas, but also as a writer, filmmaker and social commentator.