Joost Rekveld: Light Matters

Joost Rekveld: Light Matters

“Experimental in the classic and scientific senses of the word. [Rekveld’s work] sets up a bridge to the digital through the technical emphasis and virtuosity of its construction.” 
Senses of Cinema

In a body of mesmerizing abstract films made since the early 1990s, visionary Dutch artist Joost Rekveld has explored the inner depths and outer reaches of optical expression at the nexus of technology and natural phenomena. Rekveld’s films combine a startling ingenuity and facility with the image-making capabilities of various machines (many of his own design) with his radically inventive theories on and approaches to form, motion and perception. The program this evening features Rekveld’s rigorously created, visually ecstatic 35mm anamorphic masterpieces, #11, Marey <-> Moiré (1999, 21 min.) and #37 (2009, 31 min.). 

The Jack H. Skirball Series is curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud and supported, in part, by the Ostrovsky Family Fund.

Curated by Mark Toscano, Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series. Co-presented with Los Angeles Filmforum with generous support from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

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MON 3/13
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff