there are themes nonetheless, below, should you care to suss them out, meanwhile. and not only in terms of musical themes. rainbows, gladiators, vietnam, seasons, might be hints at various themes below. not to mention the pathos in the image above.
and, if anyone is interested in VanDerBeek, then they can consult the special issue of animation: an interdisciplinary journal, edited by bartlett on VanDerBeek, the first to give VanDerBeek any international attention. which led to the quagmire of the exhibition of his work at MIT and CAM, which would never have happened without bartlett’s research. documentation of that to follow.
meanwhile: a few images from the ‘negotiating table’: 1993, headlands center for the arts: