Viking Eggeling was born in 1880 in Lund (Sweden)abd died in 1925 in Berlin (Germany). Since 1897 works as a book dealer in Germany, later as an independent artist in Paris. During World War I he teaches drawing and sports in Zurich , where he is introduced to the circle of Dadaists and creates first sketches for image rolls and musical painting. In 1920 he makes the first film experiments in collaboration with Hans Richter. He moves to Berlin in 1921. In 1925 he premieres the Diagonal-Symphonie.
(biography from Media Art Net)