Larry Cuba
16 mm films
»3/78 (Objects and Transformations)«, 1978, Videostill, Foto © Larry Cuba

Larry Cuba
*1950 in Atlanta (US), lives and works in Santa Cruz (US)

»3/78 (Objects and Transformations)«
1978, 16 mm film transferred to HD video, b/w, 6 min.
At the exhibition from October
20, 2017 to January 7, 2018

»Two Space«
1979,16 mm film transferred to HD video, b/w, 8 min.
At the exhibition from January
10, 2018 to March 18, 2018

»Calculated Movements«
1985, 16 mm film transferred to HD video, b/w, 6 min.
At the exhibition from October
20, 2017 to January 7, 2018

 

Larry Cuba’s original 16 mm films »3/78 (Objects and Transformations)« and »Calculated Movements« are two thrilling experiments in visual perception of motion and mathematical structure. In the videos, different points of light and volumes perform a hypnotic dance that explores the depths of our perception and leaves some beautiful afterimages. The rhythmic transformations of the forms go beyond the perspective and the pattern repetition, achieving an empyrean beauty of precise, mathematical structure. The immersive effect of this audiovisual experience is even more enhanced when viewed inside the panoramic 360° screen sphere in the ZKM_Foyer, where Cuba’s film »Two Space« has been installed.

Produced between 1978 and 1985, these computer-animated films present us with the infinite potential for change and variation that is offered by a highly technical and mathematically precise medium.

»3/78 (Objects and Transformations)«, 1978, Videostill, photo © Larry Cuba
»Two Space«, 1979, Videostill, photo © Larry Cuba
»Two Space«, 1979, Videostill, photo © Larry Cuba
»Calculated Movements«, 1985, Videostill, photo © Larry Cuba
»Calculated Movements«, 1985, Videostill, photo © Larry Cuba