The abstract filmSymphonie Diagonale(1925) by the Swedish Dadaist and experimental filmmaker Viking Eggeling has influenced generations of artists through its cinematographic language between music and fine arts. Billy Klüver's thesis Motion of Electrons (1952), submitted to Nobel Prize winner Hannes Alfvén at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, investigates the extent to which physical research can be translated into a comparable cinematic language and electromagnetic fields can be transferred to the cinema screen. The New York collective E.A.T., founded by Billy Klüver with Robert Rauschenberg, also provided the framework for "9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering," in which Fahlström performed an evening of his own alongside John Cage, Yvonne Rainer, and others. Barbro Schultz Lundestam's artistic documentaryÖyvind Fahlström: Kisses Sweeter than Wine(1966) makes this psychedelic happening tangible and imaginable for a cinema audience.
Sweden 1924, 8 min. b/w. DCP. without dialogue
Director: Viking Eggeling
Motions of Electrons in Electric and Magnetic Fields
Sweden 1952, 15 min. bw. Digital SD. E
Director: Billy Klüver
Öyvind Fahlström: Kisses Sweeter than Wine
Sweden 1966, 71 min. bw. Digital SD. E/f
Director: Barbro Schultz Lundestam
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