In 1983 legendary experimental filmmaker Stan VanDerBeek spent a few weeks at Kentucky Educational Television in Lexington as “computer artist in residence”. VanDerBeek made several videos which ended up being some of the last work he created before his death in 1984. These videos are showcased in a show I helped organize at Institute 193, which is up until August 12th and will likely have screenings elsewhere in the future.
In my research I was able to track down a nearly lost documentary produced in 1984 by KET that focuses on VanDerBeek’s time spent at the station creating these videos. Entitled “Form Comes Out of Chaos” the film focuses on the artist’s process, the frustrations he faced getting his ideas across to the crew at KET, and features clips from several unrealized works.
The documentary will be screening for what is probably the first time since it originally aired in 1984 at 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington, on Monday, August 7th at 7PM, free admission. Presented by Institute 193, The Lexington Film League, & Electronic Arts Intermix.
I'll have some of these posters I designed for free for anyone who attends the screening. #stanvanderbeek #expandedcinema #kentuckyeducationaltelevision #ket