Look Close

October 1, 2009

As part of the major Vasily Kandinsky retrospective underway at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, MFA Computer Art and MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department faculty member Grahame Weinbren created a three-part film entitled Kandinsky: A Close Look. Using a custom-designed high-definition process, Weinbren focuses on three paintings from 1913: Painting with White Border, Small Pleasures and Black Lines. In each film, the viewer is given an opportunity to closely examine Kandinsky’s process through a close examination of details and the use of an eye-tracking technology typically employed by medical researchers.


“Kandinsky” is on view at the Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, through Wednesday, January 13, 2010. Weinbren’s film Kandinsky: A Close Look will be screened on October 2, 9, 16, 23, 1 – 4 pm; Friday, October 30, 10 and 11am; November 6, 20, 10 and 11am; November 13, 27, 1 – 4 pm; December 4, 18, 10 and 11am; December 11, 1 – 4 pm; and January 1, 8, 1 – 4 pm.

Image: Grahame Weinbren, Eyetracking (from Kandinsky: A Close Look), 2009. High-resolution color video, with sound, 11 min., 50 sec. Courtesy the artist.

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