KINETICA is the iotaCenter's annual travelling film/video exhibition celebrating the art of abstraction in the moving image. KINETICA 3 is touring the US and Canada, dates include San Francisco Cinematheque (Oct 12-13), New York's Museum of Modern Art (October 29-30), Harvard Film Archive (November), Cinematheque Ontario (Dec), please visit website for full calendar and 2002 dates. There are two programs in this third edition in the KINETICA series. Program 1: Hy Hirsh and the Fifties: Jazz and Abstraction in Beat Era Film. Newly-preserved prints of the rarely seen films of Hy Hirsh are featured in this look at abstraction in the '50s. The program also includes films by Hirsh's contemporaries including Jordan Belson, Harry Smith, Patricia Marx and also John and James Whitney and Mary Ellen Bute. Abstract Expressionism, Jazz, Zen and Beat culture --- all come together in these abstract films of the '50s. Program 2: Jordan Belson's "Bardo" and the Contemporary Program. In the contemporary program of KINETICA 3, more recent 'visual music' animation will be screened --- both computer-animated and otherwise, on film and on video, from the 70s up to the present. This program features the world premiere of "Bardo," a new work by Jordan Belson, and also includes work by Sky David, Joost Rekveld, Richard Reeves, Ying Tan and Paul Glabicki.