Oskar Fischinger - Komposition in Blau (Composition in Blue)
  Year :   1935
  Location :   Germany
  Worktype :   Abstract Film
  Materials:   -
  Info :   color, sound. aka Lichtkonzert Nr. 1 (Light-Concert No. 1)

  Work Details  
  Surfaces dominate in the abstract animated film Komposition in Blau/ Lichtkonzert Nr.1 (Composition in Blue / Light Concert No. 1). Colorful geometric figures are set in rhythmic motion. The music from Nicolai’s The Merry Women of Windsor is impressively visualized through a blending of form and color. Fischinger created wooden cubes and cylinders as three-dimensional animated models, approximately as tall as a cigarette, some of them painted and others covered with fabric. At first the set seems to reveal a room. But then the floor begins to reflect the geometric figures. Cubes perfectly-aligned in a row, forming a flat mosaic-like surface, tumble apart to form a stairway. In this perpetually changing universe, a cylinder pounds at the floor and sets off a series of waves, and a decorative, flat circle flies into the empty space. The beauty of the colored, geometric forms—a yellow rectangle descends gracefully into the frame—escalates to the frenzied magic of the impossible. (Source: William Moritz: Oskar Fischinger , in: Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt am Main, Optische Poesie. Oskar Fischinger Leben und Werk, Kinematograph Nr. 9, 1993, p. 42)