Preview 7: Beyond the Fringe at the Napa Lighted Art Festival 18 Jan 2019

Members of the Ordered Universe team will be in California in January 2019 for the Napa Lighted Art Festival, bringing our favourite blend of medieval history, modern science and mesmerising art to the west coast of the USA for the first time.

This is the seventh in a series of posts designed to tell you more about each of our events at the Napa Lighted Art Festival and how you can get involved.


Event: Beyond the Fringe
Date: 18 Jan 2019
Time: 3pm – 5:00pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 1333 Third Street, Napa, CA 94559
Tickets: We strongly recommend booking tickets for this event. Tickets are free and are available via Eventbrite here.

During the 1950s and 60s, avant-garde filmmakers experimented with new ways of turning the moving image into art. Paradoxically, they turned to medieval theories of light for inspiration. Luke Fidler, an art historian, will talk about how artists like Stan Brakhage and Hollis Frampton drew on a range of medieval texts and images and changed our understanding of the filmic medium’s aesthetic possibilities in the process.

The talk is part of a series curated by the Ordered Universe Research Project and Durham University, UK, for the 2019 Napa Lighted Festival – Beyond.

About the Presenters

Pic LukeLuke Fidler is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago, where his dissertation examines issues of aesthetics and ideology in twelfth century Germany. He frequently publishes criticism on contemporary art, and teaches with several organizations dedicated to expanding access to higher education in prisons and community settings.




Image of the First Presbyterian Church, Napa from First Presbyterian Church, Napa; light painting image by Alexandra Carr.

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