LIGHT WAVES AND THEIR USES by ProQuest

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Working from a "score" of alternating flicker films or, according to him, "ink sneezes," he projects his filmstrips simultaneously to create an illusory sense of movement and a density of abstract textures. In his 1903 book Light Waves and Their Uses, Albert Michelson expresses a desire for the near future to bring "a color art analogous to the art of sound- a 'color music' -in which the performer, seated before a literally chromatic scale, can play the colors of the spectrum in any succession or combination, flashing on a screen all possible gradations of color, simultaneously or in any desired succession, producing at will the most delicate and subtle modulations of light and color, or the most gorgeous and startling contrast and color chords!" That this uncannily accurate description of McClure's work was written more than a century ago attests to an ongoing desire in our culture for a direct art that affects our senses and experiences.

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