OASIS / TRANSFORMATION BY COLOR / AUTOMOBILES / DESIGNED BEINGS / SEMAPHORE / DRESSING / GESTURES / FIRE

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Subjects:

  • Architecture and buildings
  • Arts and crafts

People/organisations:

  • Grigor, Murray

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: OASIS / TRANSFORMATION BY COLOR / AUTOMOBILES / DESIGNED BEINGS / SEMAPHORE / DRESSING / GESTURES / FIRE

Reference number: 6764

Date: 1976

Director: d. Murray Grigor

Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, Cooper Hewitt Museum; Johnson Wax

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 27.01 mins

Description: Sequence of animations and random footage (Olympic torch lighting, rituals etc) which were "based on ideas of Hans Hollein; created for the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt Museum's opening exhibition: Man transForms", 1976.

Nine designers worked with Hans Hollein in the "MAN TRANSFORMs" exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design: Nader Ardalan, Peter Bode, Buckminster Fuller, Murray Grigor, Arata Isozaki, Richard Meier, Karl Schlamminger, Ettore Sottsass, and Oswald Ungers.

Credits: Animation Donald Holwill, Les Pace, Annette Gillies
designs John Patrick Byrne, Les Pace
m. Ron Geesin
cast John Bett