DIM Cinema: Marie Menken - Eye Music in Red Major

By on

Rating: 

No votes yet

“Marie it was who first of all of us discovered that hypnagogic envisioning need not only be done at night.” -Stan Brakhage

The influence of Marie Menken on American experimental filmmaking cannot be overstated. Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, Andy Warhol, Kenneth Anger — all these better-known names owed much of their own development as filmmakers to her. Trained as a painter, she manipulated her Bolex camera like a set of brushes and palette knives. The films in this program, several of them tributes to other artists, are bold experiments with light and motion. Beyond the pyrotechnics of camerawork and editing, what inspires is the bodily connection to subject matter, held close like a partner in dance.

Programme:
- Visual Variations on Noguchi , 1945. 4 min.
- Mood Mondrian , 1961-62. Silent. 6 min. 
- Eye Music in Red Major , 1961. Silent. 6 min. 
- Glimpse of the Garden , 1957. 5 min. 
- Bagatelle for Willard Maas , 1958-1961. 6 min. 
- Hurry! Hurry! , 1957. 3 min. 
- Go! Go! Go! , 1962-64. Silent. 12 min. 
- Arabesque for Kenneth Anger , 1958-1961. 4 min. 
- Andy Warhol , 1964-65. Silent. 20 min.

Screening format: 16mm 
Running time: approx. 66 min.

Category: 

Related

Add new comment

Filtered HTML

  • Replaces [VIDEO::http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=someVideoID::aVideoStyle] tags with embedded videos.
  • Use [fn]...[/fn] (or <fn>...</fn>) to insert automatically numbered footnotes.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <br> <p> <br/> <u> <img> <hr>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Use <bib>citekey</bib> or [bib]citekey[/bib] to insert automatically numbered references.
  • This creates an in line reference to another publication.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Dates: 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 19:30

Venue: 

  • 1131 Howe Street
    V6Z 2L7   Vancouver, British Columbia
    Canada
    Phone: +1 604-688-8202
    49° 16' 43.2192" N, 123° 7' 35.724" W