Oskar Fischinger

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Ausstellungen
Gruppenausstellung2013RaumlichtkunstPalais de TokyoParis, Frankreichim Rahmen der Ausstellung: La fin de la nuit (partie 1)
Einzelausstellung2012 - 2013Experiments in Cinematic AbstractionEYE Film Instituut NederlandAmsterdam, NederlandWerkschau
Projekt1935Komposition in Blau (Composition in Blue)Deutschlandabstrakter Animationsfilm
Projekt1933KreiseDeutschlandWerbefilm
Projekt1932Tönende OrnamenteDeutschlandExperimentalfilm
Projekt1929 - 1934Studie 1-13DeutschlandExperimentalfilme


1967
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Gestorben

Los Angeles, USA

1967
1940
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Projekte

In den 1940er Jahren erfand Oska Fichsinger ein visuelles Instrument, das er Lumigraph nannte. Der Lumigraph schuf Lichter und erforderte zwei Personen um bedient zu werden. Er spielte mehrfach mit dem Instrument und verblüffte das Publikum mit den Bildern.

1940
1936
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Wohnorte

Migration in die USA

1936
1925 - 1926
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Projekte

München, Deutschland
Zusammenarbeit mit Alexander Lazlo. Entwicklung von Projektionen für dessen Farblichtklavier.

1925 - 1926
1922
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Ausbildung

Zunächst Lehre als Orgelbauer. Später beginnt er eine Ausbildung zum Maschinenbautechniker in Frankfurt am Main. 1922 schließt er die Ausbildung mit dem Ingeneursdiplom ab.

1922
1900
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Geboren

Gelnhausen, Deutschland

1900

Oskar Fischinger

In 1926, the German filmmaker Oskar Fischinger pioneered one of the first immersive multimedia performances using abstract films, creating dynamic new possibilities for cinema as an art form.

Fischinger was a major figure in the development of filmic abstraction and ‘visual music’. Like László Moholy-Nagy, who presented Fischinger’s work at the Bauhaus, he developed a radical approach to abstraction working with light, space, time and movement. Using dazzling colour and experimental animation techniques including unique wax experiments, Fischinger strove to push aside narrative and reduce cinema to pure plane, scale, motion, rhythm and colour, in search of the absolute.

Following a period of early experiments with Hungarian composer Alexander László, Fischinger devised multiple 35 mm projector performances, which included colour filters and slides. He later adopted the term Raumlichtkunst (space-light-art) for these events, which he described as ‘an intoxication by light from a thousand sources.’

After emigrating to Hollywood in 1936, Fischinger worked briefly in the studio system, most notably creating designs for Walt Disney’s animated film Fantasia. This collision between the concerns of high abstraction and more popular forms is emblematic of Fischinger’s career, which complicated the relationship between the avant-garde and mass culture.

This installation is a reconstruction of Fischinger’s performances from around 1926 by the Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles. Using Fischinger’s original nitrate materials from the period, the newly restored 35 mm films have been transferred to HD and digitally restored with added colour.

Oskar Fischinger was born in Gelnhausen, Germany in 1900. He emigrated to Los Angeles in 1936, where he lived until his death in 1967.

Tate Modern display curated by Stuart Comer in association with Cindy Keefer, archivist, Center for Visual Music. Music Consultant: Richard H. Brown, Ph.D.

Read more about Oskar Fischinger in Tate Etc.

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/display/oskar-fischinger (14.03.2019)

Besondere MerkmaleExperimenteller Film
Lumigraph photo Lumigraph 1940 Oskar Fischinger 
Raumlichtkunst (Space Light Art) photo Raumlichtkunst (Space Light Art) 1926 Oskar Fischinger