Videos

 

Sat. Feb. 25, 2017
Film & Forum with Dorothy Tanner
Museum of Outdoor Arts


Film & Forum Video, recorded and edited by Travis Powell
Part 1: Introduction by Cynthia Madden Leitner, MOA Executive Director
& President,  and Todd Siler, artist, art historian, and educator

Part 2: Documentary produced by Cynthia Madden Leitner and
Film by Heather Longway Photography

Part 3: Interview with Dorothy Tanner
 

 

 

May 30, 2017
ArtScene

Denver ArtScene  features a gallery of light and sound, Lumonics, and the
amazing 94-year-old artist Dorothy Tanner. With Host Bobby LeFebre.  Denver 8
is the award-winning municipal access television station for the City and
County of Denver, Colorado.

 

 

 


Arts District, Rocky Mountain PBS

The “Arts District” (Rocky Mountain PBS) episode about Dorothy Tanner has
been selected to be available to national PBS stations for airing. It most recently
aired on Los Angeles Public TV’s LAaRT.

“Light and sound artist Dorothy Tanner creates breathtaking
sculptures using light, and she also uses sound to create a
mesmerizing, multi-sensory experience. Dorothy takes us into her Denver
studio and gallery — Lumonics.”

 

Friends of Painting & Sculpture Seminar
held at the Denver Art Museum on Feb. 9, 2017
Exploring the Denver Art Scene, Part 1 (28 minute video)
featuring Michael Paglia, Kealey Boyd, and Todd Siler
Todd Siler’s presentation discussing the Tanner Retrospective
begins at 17:40 and continues into part 2

 

 

 

 

Broward Closeup, a program co-hosted by Barbara Marshall and Jack Kurtiss
on public television station WPBT
 in South Florida, featured Ms.
Marshall interviewing artists Dorothy and Mel Tanner at their location in
Fort Lauderdale, 
comprised of their art studios and the Lumonics Light and
Sound Theatre, their multi-media expression. This originally 
was aired in 1987,
six years before the passing of Mel Tanner.  Dorothy Tanner currently presents
The Lumonics Light & Sound 
Gallery at her studio in Denver, CO.

 

 

Dorothy Tanner Installation
Black Box Gallery at Museum of Outdoor Arts
Video by Marc Billard
Music by Dorothy Tanner and Marc Billard

 

 

 

 

Lumonics Mind Spa at The Scarlet
Central City, CO
Video by Marc Billard
Music by Dorothy Tanner and Marc Billard
 

 

 

Visuals by Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner (1925-1993)
Engineered and edited by John Edward Hall (1945-1986)
Produced in 1981
Remastered by Marc Billard (2012)
Duration: 33:56 
This video is presented for historical purposes
as part of the evolution of the Tanners’ art form.
From the YouTube liner notes:
The visuals that accompany the music of Carmina Burana are an
extension of the techniques developed by pioneer visual artists,
Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner, from live projection at performances at
the highly acclaimed Lumonics Light & Sound Theatre in Miami, FL,
beginning in 1969.
The Tanners began their video exploration in 1979 when video cameras
were first being introduced to the home market. This made it possible
for their multi-media projection to be preserved and no longer be limited to a
real time format as it had been in the Lumonics Theatre.
The creation of visuals to ‘Carmina Burana” took place in 1982. Carmina
Burana can be translated as “Student Songs of Beuren.” Beuren was the site
of an ancient monastery in the Bavarian Alps. The songs of the monks became
the songs of the goliards in the Middle Ages, the goliards being the wandering
students and disenchanted monks who left the universities and monastic
disciplines to write satirical Latin verse and to become minstrels and jesters.
They would spend their days and nights singing, drinking, making love and
praising all of these pleasures in extremely earthly poetry.
“Carmina Burana” is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936.
It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection “Carmina
Burana: Secular Songs for Singers and Choruses,” to be sung together with
instruments and magic images.*
* (Wikipedia)
Credits:
Visuals by Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner (1925-1993)
Engineered and edited by John Edward Hall (1945-1986)
Remastered by Marc Billard (2012)
Videos of Tanner/Billard were selected for the first Video Lounge at the Ultra
Music Festival in Miami . The exhibit “showcased some of today’s global
avant-garde video artists.” Their video productions have been used in the
psychology department at Nova Southeastern University and in the
bio-feedback department at the National Recovery Institutes Group,
a treatment center for substance abuse. Tanner and Billard are based
in Denver, CO.

 

 

Visuals by Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner (1925-1993)
Engineered by Marc Billard
Music by Vangelis  (Antarctica)
Duration: 4:31
“A Light Meditation” was created in 1987 with Super VHS
recording equipment. This video is presented for historical purposes
as part of the evolution of the Tanners’ art form.

 

 

 

Native Spirit
Music and Visuals by Dorothy Tanner & Marc Billard

Vedanta – flute
From The “Pleiadian Dawn” DVD

 

 

 

Rush of Joy
Music and Visuals by Dorothy Tanner & Marc Billard
Lyrics and vocals by Dorothy Tanner
from the Cosmic Rap Ruminations
From the YouTube Liner Notes:
Dorothy’s “positive message” spoken word set to music and visuals touches
important areas of humanity, expressed with humor, understanding, and finesse.
The music’s varied textures draw from jazz, electronic, and classical.

 

 

 


Explorer
Music by Dorothy Tanner
Visuals by Dorothy Tanner & Marc Billard
From The “Explorer” DVD
The “Explorer” DVD by Dorothy Tanner and Marc Billard was selected for the
first Video Lounge at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami . The exhibit “showcased
some of today’s global avant-garde video artists.”
The Tanner/Billard visuals and music are an extension of the pioneering video
art form of Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner (1925-1993), beginning in 1978.
It is rooted in the live visual performances that began in the Lumonics Light
and Sound Theatre in 1969.

 

 

Flying Home
Electronic music by Charlie North, producer and engineer at Abbey Road
Studios, London

Visuals by Lumonics’  DorothyTanner and Marc Billard 
The song includes an excerpt from a John F. Kennedy speech.
This music video was the result of an online collaboration. 
 

Logo by Dorothy Tanner
30-second video by Lumonics’ Marc Billard

 

 

Triad by Dorothy Tanner
30-second video by Lumonics’ Marc Billard

 

 

“This is a hi-res digital photo shoot I did in May 2006 of the Lumonics art pieces.”
Alfred DiBlasi
Fort Lauderdale, FL
courtesy of www.Alfred.TV

 

 

Art: Lumonics Macro Photo Shoot

“Digital photos of incredible ‘light based’ art at the Lumonics Studio in
Ft. Lauderdale. These are large pieces, however, this slide show are
extremely small sections of the art, to discover the ‘art within the art’.”
Alfred DiBlasi
courtesy of www.Alfred.TV

 

 

“A few clips from my visit to the incredible Lumonics studio on the evening of March 3rd, 2007.”   
Alfred DiBlasi
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
courtesy of www.Alfred.TV

 

 
An Evening with The Copper Children at  Lumonics
Video by Alx Latham of www.parabuilding.org
June 25,  2016

 

 

 
Lil Sum’n Sum’n live at Lumonics featuring Xeraphine
Video by Alx Latham of www.parabuilding.org
Feb. 27, 2016

 

 

 

Quantum Beings of the Miraculous
 Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery
Nov. 2015

 

 

 

 

Seraiah flows in a Freestyle dance performance during his Tao of Dance
Workshop at Lumonics Light and Sound Gallery (Denver CO, 2-6-16). In the
workshop he teaches some of his favorite Qigong, Tai Chi and Kung Fu
movements then shows people how to incorporate them into their dance
experience as he DJ’s conscious music followed by a freestyle performance.
Contact Seraiah to teach this workshop for your community.
Music:  Neuroplasm – Bewilderbeast (Desert Dwellers Dubz Antispin)