Jordan Belson: Films Sacred and Profane

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Since 1947, Bay Area artist Belson has explored consciousness, transcendence, and light in an extraordinary body of abstract films that has been called "cosmic cinema." This program features rarely screened films including Caravan (1952), a new preservation print of Chakra (1972), and the Bay Area premiere of Epilogue (2005), a distillation of 60 years of visionary images synchronized to a symphonic tone poem by Rachmaninoff. Presented in Association with Center for Visual Music.


Introduced by Cindy Keefer, archivist and curator, Center for Visual Music

Image: Jordan Belson, Epilogue (still), 2005; © Jordan Belson; courtesy Center for Visual Music

Many of the films in this program were preserved with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Epilogue was produced with support from the NASA Art Program.