Saturday, April 01, 2006


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Mutations, Lillian Schwartz and Dream Work, Peter Tscherkassky

More moving image treats in store for Leeds residents this month with another Olson event.
The program this time features work by Martin Arnold, Peter Kubelka, Peter Tscherkassky, Lillian Schwartz and various others in the comfy confines of the Hyde Park Picture house in LS6.

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Cibernetik 5.3 John Stehura

Im particularly looking forward to a rare screening of Cibernetik 5.3 by John Stehura.
"Perhaps the first digital computer animated movie ever made and probably the only example of an artificial Intelligence used to simulate a filmmaker. An IBM 7094 computer, after being instructed in genetics and graphics, generated approximately 50 billion machine instructions to design the first 2/3's of the film."
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ly 60’s work on Cibernetik 5.3 was inspired by the discovery of DNA by Watson and Crick – the algorithms used to animate the primitive shapes were based on genetic modelling. In evolving spatial environments shapes come into being, organisms made of light.

The screening is on April 23 2006 12 - 2pm , what better way to spend a sunday dinnertime.

These guys really know their films - and also provide a delectable selection of free cake to enjoy whilst watching the entertainment - superb!


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