Item #5922 Light Show at Filmmaker’s Cinematheque

Light Show at Filmmaker’s Cinematheque

New York: Filmmakers’ Cinematheque, 1967. Offset on green paper. 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. Slight ridging at bottom left corner; else fine. Item #5922

Flyer for a light show, dance, and film party at the Filmmakers’ Cinematheque in June 1967, featuring The Group Image, Bardo Matrix, Paul Sharits, Harry Smith, Richard Aldcroft, George & Mike Kuchar, and others.

The prevailing desire of artists to push new forms of expression, combined with the deep overlap between the dance, underground film, and experimental theater scenes, led to multimedia events like Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable and the Filmmakers’ Cinematheque’s Expanded [New] Cinema Festival. The light show party advertised here is a clear part of this lineage, and scarce example of a less formalized multimedia event.


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