A programme of animated short films by Mary Ellen Bute, pioneer of experimental animation. Her works, which explore the relationship between abstract image and music, were used as headboards in some of the most prestigious cinemas in the United States, such as the legendary Radio City Music Hall.
Yoko Ono's films occupy a central place in the history of American experimental cinema in the decade of the 1960s, a time of special creative effervescence, a time of formal, industrial, artistic and political challenges, and an era in which cinema began to be seen, without complexes, by many artists as a mean of expression and experimentation at the same level as that of performance, plastic arts or sound art.
I wanted to see if the experience of what I saw would have any correspondence to what I felt-- the intimacy of the lovemaking... And I wanted to put into that materiality of film the energies of the body, so that the film itself dissolves and recombines and is transparent and dense-- as one feels during lovemaking... It is different from any pornographic work that you've ever seen-- that's why people are still looking at it! And there's no objectification or fetishization of the woman. (Carolee Schneemann)