Filmmakers

Stan Vanderbeek

Birth:
Jan. 6, 1926 (New York City, New York)

Death:
Sept. 19, 1984

Official Website:
None

Major Works:
After Laughter (1981)
Dreaming (1980)
Plato’s Cave Inn (1980)
Mirrored Reason (1980)
Euclidean Illusions (1978)
Color Fields (1977)
You Do, I Do, We Do (1972)
Who Ho Ray No.1 (1972)
Videospace (1972)
Symmetricks (1972)
Transforms (1970)
Film Form No.2 (1970)
Film Form No.1 (1970)
Newsreel of Dreams No.2 (1969)
Found Film No.1 (1968–70)
Will (1968)
Super-Imposition (1968)
Oh (1968)
Vanderbeekiana (1968)
Newsreel of Dreams No.1 (1968)
Poem Field No.7 (1967)
The History of Motion in Motion (1967)
Spherical Space No.1 (1967)
Free Fall (1967)
Poem Field No.5 (1967)
Panels for the Walls of the World (1967)
Man and His World (1967)
Poem Field No.1 (1967)
See, Saw, Seems (1967)
Poem Field No.2 (1966)
Feedback (1965)
Variations No.5 (1965)
The Human Face Is a Monument (1965)
Phenomenon No.1 (1964)
Breathdeath (1964)
Summit (1961–62)
Snapshots of the City (1961)
Blacks and Whites in Days and Nights (1960)
Skullduggery (1960)
Achoo Mr. Keroochev (1959)
Science Friction (1959)
Dance of the Looney Spoons (1959)
Wheeeeels No. 2 (1959)
Visioniii (1958)
Wheeeeels No.1 (1958)
Ala Mode (1958)
One and Yet (1957–58)
Astral Man (1957)
Mankinda (1957)
What Who How (1957)

Years Working:
1955 — 1959
1960 — 1966

Notes:
Studied art and architecture at Cooper Union College in New York and Black Mountain College.

Built the “Movie Drome” theater in Stony Point, NY that had film performances using multiple projectors.

Ran the University of Maryland, Baltimore County visual arts program.

Online Resources:
IMDB: Profile
Film Reference: Filmography and bio
Iota Center: Bio
Wikipedia: Bio and info

Film Books About Stan Vanderbeek:
An Introduction to the American Underground Film by Sheldon Renan (E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1967) (Published simultaneously in Canada by Clarke, Irwin and Company, Limited, Toronto and Vancouver) (pp. 184-190.)

Video:
Stan Vanderbeek: The Computer Generation part 1

Underground Film Feedback (3 Notes)

  1. [...] under-appreciated directors like Howard Hawks and Raoul Walsh. Then, in 1961, experimental animator Stan Vanderbeek used the term again for a manifesto published in Film Quarterly. Except, Vanderbeek used the term [...]

    Posted by What’s An Underground Film, Anyway? | Bad Lit | January 12, 2010, 6:02 am
  2. [...] Stan VanDerBeek Born: 1931, New York, New York (pp. 184-190.) [...]

    Posted by Who Was Underground In ‘67? | Bad Lit | April 17, 2010, 11:15 pm
  3. [...] documents the contribution of MIT artists to documenta6. (MIT)Home and Dome (1965), directed by Stan Vanderbeek, chronicles the construction of his unique Movie Drome screening structure that he built at his [...]

    Posted by 2010 Avant-Garde Masters Grants Announced | Bad Lit | December 8, 2011, 11:31 am

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