Seelische Konstruktionen (1927)

In the early 1930s, German and Austrian emigrants influenced the American film scene. One of the most important of avant-garde artists was the animator and painter Oskar Fischinger: one of the greatest artists of the XX century.
His films and paintings have long enjoyed the status of cult icons, influencing a whole generation of artists and continuing anonymously to serve as models for computer graphics and MTV video-clips.

Spiritual Constructions opens with two silhouetted male figures drinking together at a table. Over the course of the next few minutes, they change rapidly into all manners of shapes, objects and creatures.
The final result is a surreal and nightmarish imagery: a wonderfully witty exploration of a vast interior landscape.
You can buy these: The importance of being Fischinger and Oskar Fischinger: Ten Films (DVD).

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can buy the Fischinger DVD with this film and more at: www.centerforvisualmusic.org/DVD.htm

Andy said...

Isn't it the same dvd Mellart sugest!?