Artists' Television Access

A suite of Maya Deren

short films

Friday, August 21, 2009, 8:00 pm, $6

Meshes of the Afternoon (14 min)
At Land (15 min)
A Study in Choreography for Camera (4 min)
Ritual in Transfigured Time (15 min)
Meditation on Violence (12 min)
The Very Eye of Night (15 min).

Maya Deren, the “Mother of the trance film”, worked completely outside the commercial film industy and made her own inner experience the center of her films.

“From the early 1940’s until her death in 1961, Maya Deren evoked and exemplified the American avant-garde movement virtually by herself. Her first film, Meshes of the Afternoon, set the tone for the decade and linked the movement to the older European avant-garde films of Cocteau and Bunuel” – Cecile Starr, The New York Times.

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