I came across some truly inspiring work today from a man I can’t believe I had never heard of. I was googling the words “sound vibration” because I was looking for images for my post on mantra. According to the all knowing Wikipedia , Jordan Belson (June 6, 1926 – September 6, 2011) was an American artist and filmmaker who created nonobjective, often spiritually oriented, abstract films spanning six decades. According to Belson biographer Cindy Keefer and the Visual Music Archive website Jordan Belson was an American artist and filmmaker who “created abstract films richly woven with cosmological imagery, exploring consciousness, transcendence, and the nature of light itself.” Yeah! I guess the guy was pretty popular and I can see why. Apparently before he died in 2011 he requested that his films not be put online because they really need to be viewed at a high resolution. I was able to find this authorized clip which gives a real compelling taste. I kind of want this now.
1977 Pyramid Films notes: “This new film by Jordan Belson connects abstract, cosmic images with the earthly world we know… The abstract order of mathematics and space produces the endless variations of form that composes the visible world – this film weaves their relationships into an aesthetic experience.”