Friday, March 27, 2009

THE BOX

www.theboxla.com/

977 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012
T 213.625.1747

Stan VanDerBeek
March 14 - April 18, 2009
Screenings of Stan VanDerBeek's Films & Open Forum Discussion: Sat April 4th 7pm
All events open to the public
“The purpose and effect of such image flow and image density (also to be called “visual velocity”) is both to deal with logical understanding and to penetrate to unconscious levels, to reach for the emotional denominator of all men, the non-verbal basis of human life, thought, and understanding, and to inspire all men to goodwill and ‘inter-and-intro-realization’.” -Stan VanDerBeek, 1965

The Box is excited to have the first solo-exhibition of works by moving image artist, Stan VanDerBeek (1927-1984) in Los Angeles. VanDerBeek viewed images as a complex and ever evolving medium. He was continuously exploring and expanding the possibilities of this medium throughout his life. From his work with film and multi-media installations to his published manifestos such as Re:Vision and “Culture: Intercom” and Expanded Cinema, he was driven to interpret, evaluate and project a response to the visual criteria of his time. His work was never singular in its efforts; it was intertwined and prismatic in its scope, much like our current existence. He was revolutionary in his way of thinking about the power of imagery and technology as educative tools. To that end, he was compelled to define how the multitude of existing images surrounding contemporary man (film, advertisements, artworks, photographs) could be used to create a new universal visual language.

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