Oskar Fischinger Features as a Muse for Google

On the occasion of the birthday of the great German intermedia artist Oskar Fischinger—maker of motion paintings and experimental films dating back to the 1920s—Google has put together a controllable visual/sound interface that can be accessed via its main search-engine page. Clicking through leads you to a screen to create your own “visual music composition,” the results of which can be mesmerizing.

Here’s something like a masterwork made for dear ARTnews readers, for example. (To activate the custom composition, click the play button up top.) But you can also make your own and share it around, in the style of a true visionary whose work looked as modern as any other in the Whitney Museum’s recent exhibition “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016.”

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