Stan VanDerBeek. Movie-Drome. 1964–65 / The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Stan VanDerBeek’s Movie-Drome (1964–65) is part of the exhibition Signals: How Video Transformed the World at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. It’s a dome theater with 16mm films, 35mm slides, 16mm and 35mm film transferred to high-definition video, and 70mm slides transferred to high-definition video (black and white and color, sound and silent; varying durations).

Artwork text by Stan VanDerBeek Archive:
Described by VanDerBeek as a “very intense audio-visual environment” or a large-scale collage, Movie-Drome includes thirty to forty films and five slideshows organized into seventeen moving image and sound programs displayed in a silo top dome structure. Content loops simultaneously in a particular arrangement designated by the Archive. Content is based on VanDerBeek’s playlists for the Movie-Drome and includes material representative of his varied approaches to filmmaking: collage films; computer films; newsreel and found film; dance and performance films; and multiple slideshows combining original and found images. Movie-Drome has a fixed number of programs comprised of material made 1957-1972.

Stan VanDerBeek. Movie-Drome. 1964–65 / The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 19, 2023.

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