Tag Archives: 1970’s psychedelia

Santa Esmeralda – Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood (Original Maxi Extended Mix) 1977

27 May

Psychedelic afro style dancing.

 

Tangerine Dream – “Origin of Supernatural Probabilities”

8 May

From 1967 German electronic space/cosmic band Tangerine Dream, off there album “Zeit”

Expo 1967 and 1970 videos

21 Jan

As Donald Drumpf enters the white house and we enter deeper into the historical abyss of late-capitalism it might be worth to remember just how cheerful things seemed some 50 years ago, the 1967 Montreal World Expo and in the Osaka 1970 Expo.

World exhibitions are a genre that has kind of passed on from the world, which is a shame. In the past they were used to offer a vision of the future, and though those futures seem kind of naive today, I kind of miss those people who tried giving us a universalisitc and hopeful vision for the planet and mankind. This might be a time to revive the world Expo (there’s one scheduled to happen in Dubai in 2020).

Watch the last two minutes of the clip from the Osaka 1970 expo and you are in for a treat with all those Japanese dancers waving the flags of all the nations of the earth. Oh the camaraderie!

 

Bionda – Hey Woman

7 Jan

Back in the 1970s you could be disco and psychedelic, psychedelic and disco – and there was nobody ever better to prove it than Bionda

 

“Mutations”-Lillian F. Schwartz, 1973

7 Oct

Wow! Very meditative and interesting early computer generated animation from Lillian Schwartz. Below is text from her website:
Lillian Schwartz, resident artist and consultant at Bell Laboratories (New Jersey), 1969-2002. During the 70s and 80s Schwartz developed a catalogue of visionary techniques for the use of the computer system by artists. Her formal explorations in abstract animation involved the marriage of film, computers and music in collaboration with such luminaries as computer musicians Jean-Claude Risset, Max Mathews, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Milton Babbit, and Richard Moore. Schwartz’s films have been shown and won awards at the Venice Biennale, Zagreb, Cannes, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and nominated and received Emmy nominations and awards.
Her work has been exhibited at, and is owned by, The Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Centre Beauborg (Paris), Stedlijk Museum of Art (Amsterdam), and the Grand Palais Museum (Paris). Lumen has collaborated with Lillian Schwartz and curator Gregory Kurcewicz to compile a touring package of these important works. “A Beautiful Virus Inside the Machine” features animations restored to video. “The Artist and the Computer”, 1976, 10 mins is a documentary about her work. Produced by Larry Keating for AT&T, “The Artist and the Computer is an excellent introductory informational film that dispels some of the ‘mystery’ of computer-art technology, as it clarifies the necessary human input of integrity, artistic sensibilities, and aesthetics. Ms. Schwartz’s voice over narration explains what she hoped to accomplish in the excerpts from a number of her films and gives insight into the artist’s problems and decisions.” – John Canemaker 
“Lillian F. Schwartz.” Lillian F Schwartz. N.p., n.d. Web. retrieved 06 Oct. 2016.

Psych-beat & lebanese hippies – 1970

5 Sep

I’m getting tired of saying this, but to my mind the 1970s were probably the best in the history of mankind. Yeah, there were problems, of course, but everything seemed to be in style and even the middle east things seem to have been somewhat more mellow. Check out these 1970s Lebanese hippies!

Geometry of Circles – Philip Glass Music on Sesame Street (1979)

15 Aug

Philip Glass with a Koyaanisqatsi style music in this sacred geometry video taken from Sesame St.

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