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Cindy Keefer

Invited Lectures and Presentations

October, 2017. Keynote talk at Asia Animation Forum, Bucheon Animation Festival, Seoul

April 8, 2017, "Oskar Fischinger and Raumlichtkunst," Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth, New Zealand.

March 21, 2017, Illustrated talk on Expanded Cinema in Visual Music, Cal Arts, Dept of Design, "History of Motion Graphics" class

May 2016, Presentation on CVM archive's preservation projects, Raumlichtkunst, and archival film in the museum. With a screening of new preserved prints by Fischinger, Belson and more. Internationale Kurzfilmage Oberhausen, Germany. Archives section MORE

February 10, 2015. "Preserving Visual Music: The Archives of Center for Visual Music," CSULB, Long Beach, CA

October 7, 2014. "Oskar Fischinger and Abstract Animation," New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. History of Animation class.

September 30, "Preserving Visual Music: Pioneers of Pre-Digital Cinema and Abstract Animation," Lesley University College of Art and Design, Boston, Mass.

August 30. "Oskar Fischinger, Raumlichtkunst and Visual Music " at Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.

April 30, 2014. "Issues with Archival Film in the Museum, and case study of Raumlichtkunst," New York University, Moving Image and Archive Preservation Programt/Dept. of Cinema Studies. For "Curating Moving Images" class.

April 8, 2014. "Pioneers of Pre-Digital Cinema and Kinetic Art: The Archives of Center for Visual Music," University of California, Santa Barbara, CCS .

January 30, 2014. Book signing and Oskar Fischinger talk at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA. MORE

November 23, 2013. Panelist, "Curating and Exhibiting Time-Based Work: The Space for Time-Based Media in Art Institutions" at A Collection of Misfits: Time-Based Media and the Museum. Symposium, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh MORE

November 16, Light Scores, Color Organs and Expanded Cinema: An introduction to the archives of Center for Visual Music, at Exploring Visual Music symposium organized by CVM with UC Santa Barbara, Media Arts and Technology Program

October 23, "Pioneers of Pre-Digital Cinema and Kinetic Art: The Archives of Center for Visual Music," California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA

October 3, "Preserving Visual Music: The Archives of Center for Visual Music," National University of Ireland, Galway

October 2: "Preserving Visual Music: The Archives of Center for Visual Music," at Trinity College, Dublin's Arts Technology Research Lab MORE

September 21, "Pioneers of Pre-Digital Cinema and Kinetic Art: The Archives of Center for Visual Music," at Arnolfini Centre, Bristol, UK (followed by an introduction to CVM's program Jordan Belson Retrospective: Films Sacred and Profane)

May, 2013: "Preserving Visual Music: The Archives of Center for Visual Music," University of California, Riverside.

2012: Introductions to Fischinger film programs at Whitney Museum of Art (New York), Tate Modern (London), National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), LACMA (Los Angeles) and EYE Filmmuseum. Introductions to Belson film programs at Harvard Film Archive, Whitney Museum, Colgate University, and International House (Philadelphia).

November 30, 2011: "Preserving Visual Music: The Archives of Center for Visual Music," Pomona College, Claremont, CA MORE

November 3, 2011: "Preserving Visual Music: The Archives of Center for Visual Music," Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

November 1, 2011: "Preserving Visual Music: The Archives of Center for Visual Music," University of Oxford, Wolfson College, Oxford, UK. MORE

"Ornaments are Music: Oskar Fischinger's Experiments with Ornament and Synthetic Sound," Keynote presentation at Seeing Sound 2 symposium, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK. October 29, 2011: MORE

"Jordan Belson: Films Sacred and Profane," Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA. October 2011

"Preserving Visual Music: The Archives of Center for Visual Music," UC Santa Barbara, Media Art & Technology. September 27, 2011. MORE

"CVM: Visual Music and Pioneers of Kinetic Art," ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2011 MORE

"Issues with Digital Exhibition and Presentation Practices in Museums." Experimental Film and Media Group, Digital Horizons Workshop, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Los Angeles, March 2010.

"Oskar Fischinger," UCLA Animation Workshop, UCLA, Los Angeles, Jan 2010

"Raumlichtkunst to Vortex: Early Expanded Cinema Experiments of Oskar Fischinger and Jordan Belson," Sci-ARC, Los Angeles, December 2009; also at Lentos Kuntsmuseum, Linz, Austria, October 2009 (accompanying the See This Sound exhibition).

"Raumlichtkunst to Vortex: Early Expanded Cinema Experiments of Oskar Fischinger and Jordan Belson (1926-1959)," at Expanded Cinema Symposium, Tate Modern, London, April 2009.

"Music for the Eyes: Visual Music Films". Sound and Science Symposium, UCLA Art Sci Center and University of California Digital Arts Research Network, Los Angeles, 2009.

Two guest lectures, on Jordan Belson and Visual Music classics, University of Southern California, Dept. of Animation and Digital Arts. Los Angeles, Fall 2008.

"Pattern and Metaphor in Visual Music Films, " University of New Mexico Arts Lab, Albuquerque, NM, 2008

"Oskar Fischinger and Visual Music Animation: Exhibition and Authenticity in the Age of Digital Reproduction" at Animation: Fron the Avant-Garde to Popular Culture. Symposium at USC, Los Angeles and San Diego Museum of Art, November 2007.

"Projected Light and Color: Early Visual Music Color Organs and Light Shows", Optronica Festival at British Film Institute, London, 2007.

"Access Issues in Avant-Garde and Experimental Film," panel chair, Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Conference, Rochester, New York, 2007

"Is 16mm Dead?" panel at UCLA Film and Television Archive's Out of the Past series, UCLA, Los Angeles, July 2006.

"Access Issues in Avant-Garde and Experimental Film," panel chair, Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Conference, Vancouver, 2003.

"Jules Engel," Cartoons by the Bay Festival, Positano, Italy, 2003

"Visual Music," California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA, 2003. For Dr. William Moritz's History of Animation class.

 


Plus numerous introductions presenting Fischinger, Belson, Bute and Visual Music programs at venues including Museum of Modern Art (New York), Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern (London), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Harvard Film Archive, UCLA Film and Television Archive at Hammer Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, EYE Filmmuseum (Amsterdam), REDCAT Theatre (Los Angeles), European Media Art Festival (Osnabruck, Germany), Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), Il Cinema Retrovato (Bologna), Queensland Gallery of Art (Brisbane), Deutsches Filmmuseum (Frankfurt), Anthology Film Archives, Northwest Film Forum (Seattle), and more.

 

Top left image from cover of Vortex 5 program, 1959.