Join us for this rare screening of landmark films by Lillian Schwartz, best known for her pioneering work in computer art, computer animation, and computer-aided art analysis.
During the 1970s and 1980s, she developed a catalogue of visionary techniques for artists to use with computer systems. Her formal explorations in abstract animation involved film, computers, and music. She then went on to create several important films that examine major historical artworks with the aid of computer analysis, most notably The Morphing of Mona, which shows how Leonardo da Vinci may have used some of his own facial features the Mona Lisa. A Cincinnati native, Schwartz has spent most of her life in New Jersey, where she was a resident artist and consultant for Bell Laboratories from 1969 to 2002.
In 2005 Schwartz donated her completes archives to Ohio State’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, which has organized an exhibition of her work at Ohio State’s Faculty Club (181 South Oval Mall), on view from November 1 to December 14. (approx. 70 mins., 16mm)
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Added by Wexner Center on October 9, 2007