Harry Smith, Heaven and Earth Magic, 1962

Using abstract images to attempt to visualise or enhance sound has been a strategy of animators since the early 20th century. This compilation includes luminaries such as Norman McLaren, Len Lye, Robert Breer and Harry Smith.

The evening also included American Magus Paola Igliori's documentary about Harry Smith, who died in 1991. The film features interviews with his friends and those he influenced including; Allen Ginsberg, Robert Frank, Jordan Belson and Jonas Mekas.

Screenings took place on Tue 11 November at Side Cinema, Newcastle and Mon 10 November at Kino, Middlesbrough.

Curated by Mat Fleming and Christo Wallers of CineSide.

Various Artists: Celluloid Synaesthetics


Mon 10 - Tue 11 November 2003

Side Cinema / Kino Middlesbrough

5-9 Side
Newcastle NE1 3JE