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In celebration of Glow: Discover the Art of Light we invite you into gleaming worlds of cinematic light and color. A selection of animated and abstract short films shimmer in the theater's darkness to conjure luminous worlds, both kinetic and contemplative.
Zea by Andrế Leduc and Jean-Jacques Leduc (1981, 5 min.)
This marvel of microphotography surprises viewers as it slowly reveals a familiar process. While the camera remains closely focused on its glowing subject, what the viewer sees shifts and changes each second. This is a study in perception with a joyful conclusion.
100 Watts, 120 Volts by Carson Kit Davidson (1977, 6 min.)
Revel in the mechanized production of Dur-Test lightbulbs as they seemingly dance in tempo to the Brandenberg concerto. The choreographed assembly of filaments, glass, and metal bring light into our lives.
Twyla Tharp by Bay Area filmmaker Kathleen Quillian, with music by Dylan Hicks (2021, 4 min.)
This joy-filled, glimmering animated film was made using 1,200 digitally printed images and 1,200 hand-cut paper silhouettes.
Photo: Still from Twyla Tharp by Kathleen Quillian