Jordan Belson
1926 – 2011

Jordan Belson had studied painting at Berkeley and was greatly influenced by the films of Fischinger, McLaren, and Richter, which he had seen at Frank Sauffacher’s Art in Cinema series at the San Francisco Museum of Art. Belson’s exquisitely constructed spacescapes, planetary forms, and mandalic structures in films such as Allures (1961) and Re-Entry (1964) reflected an abiding interest in exploring inner as well as outer spaces. Belson helped establish the radical potential for collaborative media performance through the Vortex …

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