RE:VOIR is a video label for classic and contemporary experimental cinema. The collection currently comprises over seventy titles, including films from the Dadaist, Surrealist and Letterist movements, as well as films from the American avant-garde, film diaries, arthouse features, animated works and hand-painted films. RE:VOIR is devoted to giving a wider audience access to a relatively unknown yet rich and diverse body of cinema, and to disseminating the major works of experimental film at the highest possible quality. Each release receives rigorous attention and extensive preparation, and yields an object of enduring integrity and quality for collection, discovery, and reflection. Most films are accompanied by a booklet of explanatory texts, sometimes including unpublished writing by the filmmaker, which can take the form of an entire book to allow the audience to properly contextualize the film, as with the releases of Walden and Lost Lost Lost by Jonas Mekas, Recreation by Robert Breer, Tom Tom, the Piper’s Son by Ken Jacobs and Rameau’s Nephew by Michael Snow.
George is a work of art itself that delivers guffaws that erupt unexpectedly between poignant moments from Maciunas’s childhood traumas to tangling with the mob and the attorney general of the State of New York during his innovations in constructing the loft culture of downtown Manhattan. Jeffrey Perkins’s George is an important new addition to the twin canons of art and anti-art.
-Mark Bloch, Brooklyn Rail