Seriously Ecstatic: Joshua White at the Fillmore East, 1968-70 is an account, with exclusive pictures, of the Joshua Light Show's legendary 2 years at Bill Graham's Fillmore East. Performing with the likes of The Doors, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Blue Cheer, The Band, and many others, the Joshua Light Show created extravagant visual experiences to accompany the music. Here are photos and film stills from those performances, along with pleasant detours to the set of Midnight Cowboy and the Woodstock festival. Dan Nadel has interviewed Joshua White and scoured his archives to compile this mini-history.
About Dan Nadel
Dan Nadel is the author of Art Out of Time: Unknown Comic Visionaries 1900-1969 and Art in Time: Unknown Comic Book Adventures 1940-1980 (Abrams ComicArts) and has compiled and edited books including We All Die Alone, Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes (Fantagraphics), The Wilco Book and Gary Panter (PictureBox). He also co-founded and edited the now defunct anthology The Ganzfeld. As a curator, he has mounted exhibitions for AMP Gallery and the Athens 2007 Biennale in Greece, the Watarium Museum in Tokyo, and numerous other venues in New York, Los Angeles, and Paris. He most recently curated the only comprehensive Jack Kirby exhibition to date, The House The Jack Built, in Lucerne, Switzerland and Karl Wirsum: Drawings 1967-1970, at Derek Eller Gallery, New York. Dan has published essays and criticism in publications including The Washington Post, Frieze, and Bookforum, and is the co-editor of Comics Comics. He lives and works in Brooklyn.
About Josh White
Josh White is renowned for his light show at the Fillmore East in the late sixties and early seventies. Employing an arsenal of various trailblazing effects, including the now-iconic "liquid light", the Joshua Light Show catapulted Fillmore crowds into cosmic depths from which many have yet to return. In his post-Fillmore life, White has gone on to a career in television direction and mixed-media art. But he continues to keep a few fingers dipped in the liquid light.
About Soundscreen Design
Soundscreen Design is a product design company inspired by music, based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. We design, produce, and distribute music related products to both wholesalers and retailers. We aim to advance the concept of music merchandise through meticulous design coupled with a fan's appreciation for and obsession with the 'thing.' We make products that can be categorized as books and prints, apparel and housewares.