Posts Tagged: Maya Deren

Aimless Walk

Alexander Hammid’s film follows an unidentified man through Prague, although the camera is largely disengaged from the expected multitudes and monuments, instead following this enigmatic flaneur to the liminal spaces of the city.

Aimless Walk

Alexander Hammid’s film follows an unidentified man through Prague, although the camera is largely disengaged from the expected multitudes and monuments, instead following this enigmatic flaneur to the liminal spaces of the city.

Places: 1466 N Kings Road

If you’re quick (and rich, and ready to resettle) you can pick up one of the most illustrious settings in the history of experimental film, the location of Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid’s 1943 film Meshes of the Afternoon.

Places: 1466 N Kings Road

If you’re quick (and rich, and ready to resettle) you can pick up one of the most illustrious settings in the history of experimental film, the location of Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid’s 1943 film Meshes of the Afternoon.

In the Mirror of Maya Deren

Using film extracts, original interviews and audio recordings of her subject, Kudláček demonstrates the extent to which poetry, dance, ritual and filmmaking were indivisible elements of Deren’s art.

In the Mirror of Maya Deren

Using film extracts, original interviews and audio recordings of her subject, Kudláček demonstrates the extent to which poetry, dance, ritual and filmmaking were indivisible elements of Deren’s art.

Take zero

It’s a reckless gambit for any director to describe his film as “90 minutes of nonsense” but that’s how Italian filmmaker Davide Manuli labels his feature La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser, which premiered in Rotterdam.

Take zero

It’s a reckless gambit for any director to describe his film as “90 minutes of nonsense” but that’s how Italian filmmaker Davide Manuli labels his feature La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser, which premiered in Rotterdam.

Witch’s Cradle

A bafflingly unexplored moment in Maya Deren’s early career, one which unites her with the most revolutionary artist of the 20th century as well as its most important patron.

Witch’s Cradle

A bafflingly unexplored moment in Maya Deren’s early career, one which unites her with the most revolutionary artist of the 20th century as well as its most important patron.

Review: Maya Deren’s Sink

The actress who “plays” Deren had herself made a short film about the filmmaker, and at times unnervingly recalls the original (which is fortunate, as I can imagine look-alike agencies are not bursting with impersonators of mid-century avant-garde film artists).

Review: Maya Deren’s Sink

The actress who “plays” Deren had herself made a short film about the filmmaker, and at times unnervingly recalls the original (which is fortunate, as I can imagine look-alike agencies are not bursting with impersonators of mid-century avant-garde film artists).

Three shows

So just for a moment I am going to imagine that Strange Flowers readers have funds as limitless as their curiosity and suggest a trio of attractions in different European locations.

Three shows

So just for a moment I am going to imagine that Strange Flowers readers have funds as limitless as their curiosity and suggest a trio of attractions in different European locations.

The rhythm divine

Deren became fascinated by voodoo, which embodied multiple overlapping interests which she had already explored in film, including dance, ritual and altered states of consciousness. Choreographer Katherine Dunham described her as “possessed by rhythm”.

The rhythm divine

Deren became fascinated by voodoo, which embodied multiple overlapping interests which she had already explored in film, including dance, ritual and altered states of consciousness. Choreographer Katherine Dunham described her as “possessed by rhythm”.

XIIDX day 5: film poetry

Looking at Harry Smith’s early experiments in filmmaking a few weeks ago made me want to go back and explore other American pioneers of the form

XIIDX day 5: film poetry

Looking at Harry Smith’s early experiments in filmmaking a few weeks ago made me want to go back and explore other American pioneers of the form