Edition

Matrix III

John Whitney US, 1972, 11', SD video

A pioneer in abstract cinema and computer animation, a collaborator of Alfred Hitchcock for his visual effects, and Charles Eames and Buckminster Fuller for experiences in cinema expanded to architecture, John Whitney Sr was awarded a fellowship as artist-in-residence at IBM between 1966 and 1969. Matrix III, an ever-evolving digital mandala, has been produced in California following his first experiments with high powered computers. The motion graphics, composing and decomposing at the rhythm of Terry Riley’s improvisations, is a major work of synesthesia, in which light, form and sound melt into a hypnotic immersion, into a cosmic journey. (https://mmmmm.ch)

​© John Whitney, 1972, Whitney Editions™, Los Angeles CA

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