The Topography Of Oz

November 29, 2013 - December 29, 2013

On view during the darkest part of the year, The Topography of Oz will light up Catherine A. Fusco Hall with a brilliant video art display. Jeffrey Moser, a digital media artist, is influenced by the research of former Boston University film professor, Dr. Robert Steele (1918–1981) and his studies on light rhythms in films and the relationship between characters, plot, sound, and cinematic strength. Moser continues Steele’s research through his appropriation of the1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz, developing a computer program that analyzes each movie frame, creating a topographical map of areas of light and darkness throughout each scene. Through a new look at this holiday favorite, Moser’s experimental film reveals the Technicolor splendor of the Land of Oz.

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The Topography of Oz, 2013
Jeffrey Moser (born 1973)
Single-channel digital video, color, silent
Image courtesy of the artist


This exhibition  was organized by the Delaware Art Museum.

Support is provided by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. del_div_arts_logo