Matrix III by John Whitney


Another great piece of abstract cinema by John Whitney. The soundtrack is an extract from Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band by Terry Riley.

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Norman McLaren
John Whitney’s Catalog
Arabesque by John Whitney
Moonlight in Glory
Jordan Belson on DVD
Ten films by Oskar Fischinger
Lapis by James Whitney
Expanded Cinema by Gene Youngblood

2 thoughts on “Matrix III by John Whitney”

  1. That was, quite literally, hypnotising. But very cool! I’ll have to check out the other works that John Whitney’s done. Hopefully one day, these films will make their way to DVD…

  2. YouTube has a few other things by John Whitney. I recommend Lapis and Yantra, two films by his brother James. The Whitneys were incredibly diligent practitioners of this kind of film, also pioneers in early computer animation. If anywhere does a DVD it ought to be the Center for Visual Music.

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