1926 | Chicago·IL · USA
Since his first film "Transmutation" in 1947, sacred art is the nature of Belson's work; in his compositions everything fits together in multiple perspectives, the micro and the macro.
Between 1957 and 1959, he collaborated with composer Henry Jacobs on the historic Vortex Concerts, which combined the latest electronic music with moving visual abstractions.
This work and the contemplative "Lumia" of Thomas Wilfred inspired Belson to abandon traditional painting and animation to create visual phenomena by live manipulation of pure light in something like “real-time”. That's the technological basis for his more than 20 films.