John & James Whitney

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URLsWikipedia
Rezension Who's Who in Filmmaking: James Whitney.
Rezension Enlightenment By William Moritz
Weitere Ausstellung: THROUGH THE STARGATE John & James Whitney 16 September – 12 November 2017
Weitere Biografie James Whitney
Datei From the Gun Controller to the Mandala: The Cybernetic Cinema of John and James Whitney
Datei Digital Harmony of Sound and Light


Ausstellungen
Projekt1975ArabesqueDir. James Whitney 06:44 min, 16mm
Projekt1972Matrix IIIDir. John Whitney 10:35 min, 16mm
Projekt1966PermutationsDir. John Whitney 07:30 min, 16mm
Projekt1966LapisDir. James Whitney 09:20 min, 16mm
Projekt1957YantraDir. James Whitney 06:30 min, 16mm
Projekt1943 - 1944Five Film ExercisesDir. James & John Whitney 15:00 min, 16mm


1921
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James Whitney

1921
1917
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Passadena, Kalifornien, USA
John Whitney

1917
- 1982
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James Whitney

- 1982
- 1995
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Los Angeles, USA
John Whitney

- 1995

James and John Whitney

Thu, Sep 27 / 7 pm

Pioneers of computer graphics and minimal abstract films, James and John Whitney developed a variety of innovative practices in animation.  Working with airbrush stencils, optical printing, computer-generated graphics, and then simply using light, the brothers created non-objective films in their California studio. Having studied music composition in Paris, John Whitney scored some of the earliest electronic music soundtracks for his films with pendulums and light to synthesize the films' soundtracks.

In the late 1950's John created an analog computer from decommissioned Second World War antiaircraft devices, affording him and James the necessary control to film precise geometric shapes, patterns, and movement. By the 1970s, the two brothers had ventured off in different cinematic directions: John worked with computer programmers to perfect the code behind the movement of animation graphics, while James created highly mystical abstract films. This evening long program presents highlights from the Whitneys’ unique body of work.

https://www.madmuseum.org/events/james-and-john-whitney (31.05.2020)

 

 

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Lapis photo Lapis 1966 John & James Whitney 
Yantra photo Yantra 1957 John & James Whitney