Jordan Belson - Filmography

 

Transmutation, 1947, 16mm, b/w (lost)
Improvisation #1, 1948, 16mm, b/w (lost). Still from 1952 AFA publication Films on Art
Mambo, 1951, 16mm, color, sound
Caravan, 1952, 16mm, color, sound
bopscotch Bop Scotch, 1952, 16mm, color, sound
mandala Mandala, 1953, 16mm, color, sound
Raga, 1958, 16mm
seance Seance, 1959, 16mm, color, sound
Allures, 1961, 16mm, color, sound. Sound: Jordan Belson and Henry Jacobs.
Re-entry, 1964, 16mm, color, sound. (Ford Foundation Fellowship)
Phenomena, 1965, 16mm, color, sound
Samadhi, 1967, 16mm, color, sound. (Guggenheim Fellowship)
Momentum, 1968, 16mm, color, sound (AFI Grant)
Cosmos, 1968, 16mm, color, sound
world World, 1970, 16mm, color, sound, 6 mins. Sound by Andre Vandenbroeck
Meditation, 1971, 16mm, color, sound
Chakra, 1972, 16mm, color, sound
Light, 1973, 16mm, color, sound
cycles Cycles, 1974, 16mm, color, sound, 10 min. (collaboration with Stephen Beck, AFI Grant). Sound: Stephen Beck .        Pyramid Film Notes (pdf)
MoSPheres Music of the Spheres, 1977 and 2002 versions, 16mm, color, sound (abridged version, 2002)
Infinity, 1979
Fountain of Dreams, 1984 and 2007, color, sound. Music: Franz Liszt (completed on video; released in 2007)
Northern Lights, 1985, color, sound. Sound: John Luther Adams.
Thoughtforms, 1987
Mysterious Journey, 1997, color, sound, 30 mins (completed on video). Music: Arya Bruce BeeVar, Dawn of Awakening; Somei Satoh, The Heavenly Spheres are Illuminated by Light; Mychael Danna, Sky 9; and Raphael, Resurrection.
Bardo, 2001, color, sound (completed on video). Music: Maggi Payne
epilogue Epilogue (completed on video), 2005, color, sound. NASA Art Program Grant, Commissioned by The Hirshhorn Museum for the 2005 Visual Music exhibition. Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff.

 

Special Effects:

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969) - work purchased for the film, not commissioned
Demon Seed (1977) - work purchased for the film, not commissioned
The Right Stuff (1983) - commissioned work

Cinematography

The End, Dir: Christopher Maclaine (1953)
Obmaru, Dir: Patricia Marx (1953)

 

 

Compiled by C. Keefer/CVM (with Jordan Belson until 2011).

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Cover image from Hirshhorn Museum Calendar, Summer 2005. Allures images (c) Estate of Jordan Belson

 

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