Rhizome.org, one of the most important platforms dedicated to digital culture, launches a screening and a conversation online on Expanded Cinema, tomorrow, March 19, 2020. The book, written by Gene Youngblood, was a landmark account of early media arts in the US, written by a self-described ‘twenty – six – year – old former crime reporter with only a high school education’. With an introduction by Buckminster Fuller, the book offered an in-depth account of artists working with light shows, immersive projection, computer-generated imagery, and television, and addressed topics from sexuality to political revolution. To mark its fiftieth – anniversary re-released by Fordham University Press, Rhizome will host a free, online screening and a conversation about Expanded Cinema and its legacy, featuring an appearance by Youngblood.
The event will take place online. You can write to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link to the online screening
Online Screening & Conversation: “Expanded Cinema”, Rhizome.org
Fiftieth-Anniversary Edition Book Launch, Fordham University Press, 2020
image: Cover of Gene Youngblood, Expanded Cinema (Fordham University Press, 2020). Courtesy Fordham University Press.