Stan Vanderbeek

Computer Generation () color & b/w, 29 min

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Stan Vanderbeek

History of Motion in Motion, The () black and white, 10 min

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Stan Vanderbeek

Human Face is a Monument, The () black and white, 9.5 min

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Stan Vanderbeek

Newsreel of Dreams No. 2 () 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

"A video/graphic collage of old newsreel footage synthesized with color and superimpositions to produce vision of history as dream-events that look like history but disappear inside each other. Each film is part of an endless series of newsreels of dreams to include any found fil and present newsreel footage.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Poem Field No. 7 () 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"Calligraphic computer animation of the enigmatic poem 'There is no way to peace- Peace is the way.' Black and white animation is colored by Brown/ Olvey. This film with soundtrack by John Cage is a lyric accidental stylization of christian myth/crosses. The patterns are written by random programs on a computer with help by Ken Knowlton." S.V.

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Stan Vanderbeek

See, Saw, Seems () 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"Juxtaposed to what we see... is what we think we saw...this is, the memory of dream is as real as the dream itself, but it is completely different from the dream. This film is an experiment in animation, in which the eye of the viewer travels deeper and deeper into each scene, finding new relationships and visual metaphors in what appears at first sight, a simple scene. Symbolic intention is the mother of symbolic retention..that is, sight you are..if you think you are" S.V.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Transforms () 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"Computer animation tricks the eye to believe space and 3d. This film made at the University of Toronto is an experiment in international remote-control film making. Made in ciooperation with a Canada Council grant and the programming help of Les Mezi and Tom Britton. Demonstrates the ease of making drawing into a computer image." S.V.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Vanderbeekiana () 16mm, color & b/w, 29 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

"A 1968 CBS 'Camera Three' interview/documentary, including the interpolation of three Vanderbeek films: See Saw Seems, Image after Image, Poem Field no. 1." S.V.

Rental: $40.00
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Stan Vanderbeek

Videospace () 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

"A film of video light and color. Dancers move through computer-generated patterns and fields of soft color to the music of Ravel. An experiment in video graphics combining the new technologies of video matting and analog computer patterns. One of the most successful of the Boston Symphoney Experiments, 1972, aired nationally." S.V.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Who Ho Ray No. 1 (1972) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"The shapes of sound filmed from a computer system that reproduces analog patterns from sounds. This pioneer work in animated computer mandalas is a lyric abstract song to the analog molecular rhythms of the computer. "S.V.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Yet () 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

A short film-fillum.

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Stan Vanderbeek

You Do, I Do, We Do () 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Body, Erotic

"A visual trip of unfolding unconscious drawings that reveal themselves only to change again. Animated biological and erotic day dreams of men into beasts by one of the leading animated film experimenters in the country, inspired by a trip to Haiti." (S.V.)

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Stan Vanderbeek

A La Mode (1957) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

"A montage of women and appearances, a fantasy about beauty and the female, a fomage, a mirage. An attire satire." S.V.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Alamo01 (1957) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

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Stan Vanderbeek

Astral Man (1957) 16mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"An animated vision... a subliminal glance at man in light and space" S.V.

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Stan Vanderbeek

What, Who, How (1957) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

An animated collage film, a landmark in the beginning of social surrealism and pop art in 1957.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Vanderbeek

Wheeeeels No. 1 (1958) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage

A companion piece to Wheeeels No. 2, exploring more of the highways and by-ways of "American on Wheels" with the filmmaker's gentle surgery on the American pop-consciousness very much in evidence.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Achoo Mr. Keroochev (1959) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

"A sneezing, displeasing, crooked-looked of visual pratfalls by a patented politician in animation and live." S.V.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Dance of the Looney Spoons (1959) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

An animated and live action fantasy, the loop de loops of ten spoons, forks and tableware ... a parable in the shape of a soup spoon ... conceived as a children's film.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Mankinda (1959) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Various projects by Vanderbeek include the construction of the "Movie Dome" in Stony Point, New York, an audio-visual laboratory for simultaneous projection of dance, magic theatre, sound, and film; computer graphics: the development of images and graphics designed by manmade dialogue; animation and new graphics, projection systems, multi-media: integrated information concerts, movie-murals experiments with motion/light/stills/film/magic theatre. MANKINDA is an experimental combination of verse and hand-painted images creating graphic as well as verbal excitement. The letters themselves assume an almost ideographic significance. Vanderbeek described this film as a "visual tunnel, with a poem carved in light upon walls."

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Stan Vanderbeek

Science Friction (1959) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

" A social satire aimed at the rockets, scientists, and competitive mania of our time." S.V.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Wheeeeels No. 2 (1959) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"Dedicated to Detroit and subtitled 'America on wheels.' A fantasy farce farce on the car of everyday life. Everything is a vehicle, life is in motion, motion is the means, the automation is the mean mania of today." S.V.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Blacks & Whites, Days & Nights (1960) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A 'drawn' film, with images that are constantly changing, drawings of landscapes that keep escaping, traces of faces, everything is almost what it is but never stays that way. The soundtrack punches out a wild monotone of dirty, nonsense limericks to the accompaniment of hand-drawn images related only in their complementary rhythm." -- David Holmstrom

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Stan Vanderbeek

Skullduggery (1960) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Double exposure and other methods are used to include animated collage "live" newsreel footage, mixing the eye with live scenes and unlive scenes, to jibe at world so-called leaders.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Snapshots of the City (1961) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"A Claes Oldenburg 'happening.' A black statement about the City in which two people represent the populace after a bomb raid." S.V.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Summit (1963) 16mm, color & b/w, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

"World leaders at the crossroads" S.V. "... Constructs a plastic universe where familiar objects lose their usual relations, and when we have adjusted to the new picture, another shuffle occurs- more improbable and more comic than before." Dick Bergman

Stan Vanderbeek

Newsreel of Dreams No. 1 (1964) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Dream matrix, history written in lightning image, memory and the TV syntax, images flowing and fused together to other images and electronic tapestry of images half seen, sought for, seeking man's dreams, movies as dreams, history as media. "The artist will tell you it is as much a process he is interested in ... as a result. Art is a process -- life is a process -- are they the same process? So many of the artists became unhappy about this eternal, unyielding quality in their art, and they began to wish their work were more like shoes, more temporary, more human, more able to admit of the possibility of change. The fixed, finished work began to be supplemented by the idea of work as a process, constantly becoming something else, tentative, allowing more than one interpretation." -- Dick Higgins

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Stan Vanderbeek

Breathdeath (1964) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Dedicated to Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. A surrealistic fantasy based on the 15th century woodcuts of the dance of the dead. A film experiment that deals with the photoreality and the surrealism of life. It is a collage-animation that cuts up photos and newsreel film and reassembles them, producing an image that is a mixture of unexplainable fact (Why is Harpo Marx playing a harp in the middle of a battlefield?) with the inexplicable act (Why is there a battlefield?). It is a black comedy, a fantasy that mocks at death ... a parabolic parable. Awards: Bell Telephone Prize; Third Experimental Film Competition, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium, 1964; Midwest Film Festival, 1964; Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1964.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Phenomenon No. 1 (1965) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

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Stan Vanderbeek

Poem Field No. 1 (1965) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

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Stan Vanderbeek

Poem Field No. 2 (1966) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

COMPUTER ART SERIES is animated computer/graphic films. The series is called POEMFIELD. All of these films explore variations of poems, computer graphics, and in some cases combine live action images and animation collage; all are geometric and fast moving and in color. There are eight films in the computer animated art series. As samples of the art of the future all the films explore variations of abstract geometric forms and words. In effect these works could be compared to the illuminated manuscripts of an earlier age. Now typography and design are created at speeds of 100,000 decisions per second, set in motion a step away from "mental movies." POEMFIELD No. 2 and 5 are all colorized by Brown and Olvey.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Man And His World (1967) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Computer animation in four languages

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Stan Vanderbeek

Panels for the Walls of the World (1967) 16mm, black and white, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

An experiment in videotape control, an electric collage that mixes the images by way of electronic mattes, superimpositions, and other electronic means of integrating as many as eight separate images onto one screen. A film commissioned by CBS for TV, it is the first such attempt to examine the almost unlimited graphic and visual possibilities of videotape intermix.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Poem Field No. 5: Free Fall (1967) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

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Stan Vanderbeek

Spherical Space No. 1 (1967) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Man does not move in or reach for vanishing one-point perspective, he lives on a sphere spinning in orbit. This film is a metaphor of the change of perspective from the 19th century railroad man to 21st century spaceman. The nude dancer extends herself and moves through a bending landscape, sky, trees, earth seem to circumnavigate about her. The piece is danced by Elaine Summers.

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Stan Vanderbeek

T. V. Interview (1967) 16mm, black and white, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

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Stan Vanderbeek

Oh (1968) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Assassination, falling down, animated drawings from the landscape of memory, mankind falling down, faces within faces, a haunting view of man drawn in brilliant animation graphics.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Super-Imposition (1968) 16mm, black and white, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Similes of a slippery TV tube gesticulate break and supply -- a long view of multiple images (Mr. Johnson's war, is it Howard Johnson's or President Johnson's war?) -- a long curving view, breakfast with aspirin, good grief -- or Goodbye. (SUPER-IMPOSITION is a videotape experiment with multiple images, made with film artist-in-residency at Colgate University.) Life and art ... interacting ... it is interesting to note that movies and psychoanalysis are approximately the same age ... there are now more TV sets in America than bathtubs. There are more radios in America than people. Although 75 percent of Japanese households have television sets, statistics show only 35 percent have running water and fewer than ten percent have flush sanitation. Some 40 percent of American children have one or more.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Will (1968) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Man dance -- hand glance on-off video electromagnetic circumnavigation -- man in space man's foot to the ground -- a color collage of graphics by electronic mixing -- (A videotape electronic collage. All the color has been added to black and white film by electronic means.)

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Stan Vanderbeek

Film Form No. 1 (1970) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

"A hypnotic dance film of colors, dancers, forms and music all sweeping through the tv tube eye, mixed together into a flow of female bodies and colors, a brilliant study of color printing from black and white. " S.V. "The mysterious, gracefully repeated dancer of Stan Vanderbeek's Film Form No. 1 puts the video film in a perspective that makes the mere ordering of space for a few minutes seem reason enough for the whole perilous business of reducing time and movement to anything so substantial as film or tape." Roger Greenspun

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Stan Vanderbeek

Found Film No. 1 (1970) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"A nit-witty film-flam -slap-strack-collage of tempting TVee tits and bits, lest we forget the steady drone of TVee spots, running together the non-such nonsense of social surrealism" S.V.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Symmetricks (1972) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Computer-animated drawing that works at the speed of light. Developed as an experiment at MIT while at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, this film explores the rapid tracking of drawn line images compounded by the symmetry of multiple images; one result of the experiment is the phenomenon of color that comes from the black and white images, a blend of music and images that mystifies and delights the eye.

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Stan Vanderbeek

Euclidean Illusions (1980) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

A fantasy film of illusive geometry, changing and rebuilding itself by computer animation, unique visual magic done while artist-in-residence at NASA in Houston in conjunction with Richard Weinberg.

Rental: $25.00
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Stan Vanderbeek

Visibles (1959-1972) DVD PAL, Color & B/W, 73 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Includes: Science Friction (1959) 10 min, A la mode (1959) 7 min, Breathdeath (1963) 15 min, Poemfield No. 2 (1971) 6 min, Achoo Mr Kerrooschev (1960) 2 min, See Saw Seams (1965) 9 min, Panels for the Walls of the World (1967) 8 min, Oh (1968) 10 min, Symmetricks (1971) 6 min

DVD PAL Sale: $30.00 Individual/Home-use Only

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