Stan VanDerBeek: The Expanded Cinema

Stan VanDerBeek (1927–1984) is legendary in the history of experimental film. He was one of the first to explore the artistic possibilities offered by new technology in the 1950s and 60s. During this period VanDerBeek created many so called collage films, such as Science Friction (1959), which combined images from different sources into a new whole. These films have many traits in common with both surrealist and dada collages. At the same time VanDerBeek’s work is more radical and often displays an undertone of political and social satire.