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*Jordan Belson: Films Sacred and Profane*
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7:30 pm
BAM Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Presented in association with Center for Visual Music

Introduced by Cindy Keefer, curator/archivist
In person: Stephen Beck

Jordan Belson made abstract films richly woven with cosmological imagery
exploring consciousness, transcendence, and the nature of light itself.
Often called “cosmic cinema,” his films unfold imagery of skies, galaxies,
suns, stars, auroras. Belson began as a painter and received his BA from UC
Berkeley in 1946. Inspired by the work screened at the Art in Cinema series
in San Francisco, he began making films, developing a distinctive visual
vocabulary relating inner and outer space. His work as visual director of
the Vortex Concerts (1957–59) at Morrison Planetarium was a primary
influence on the Bay Area light shows of the 1960s (C. Keefer).

Films include: Bop Scotch, Mandala, Seance, Vortex V presentation reel,
Allures, LSD, Samadhi, Momentum, Chakra, Cycles, Music of the Spheres
(original 1977 long version).

*Many of the films in this program were preserved by Center for Visual
Music with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation; except
for *Cycles*, films are from the Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles. New
16mm film print of *Cycles* made by and loaned by Stephen Beck.*


This program (slightly different version) will screen next at:

BFI London, Feb 28

Centre Pompidou, Paris, March 3

For more about Jordan Belson: www.centerforvisualmusic.org


CVM is releasing a new compilation DVD Feb 27 which includes 3 films by
Belson - Chakra, Mandala and Meditation (plus films by Dockum, Bute and
others), please visit www.centerforvisualmusic.org next week, or email CVM
to pre-order

best regards,

Cindy Keefer, Center for Visual Music

CVM email - cvmaccess (at) gmail.com
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