Everything that has a beginning has an end

Poetic Cinema (Existence is Song)

“I think it’s a very unfortunate mistake to think that what the avant garde filmmakers are doing is something very far out and not for the everyday. People seem to think that our lives, or the strangeness of our lives may be of some interest, but not our work. But I think the work is universal, because poetry is universal. There is no difference between reading a volume of Sylvia Plath and seeing a film by Stan Brakhage. I wonder where ideas that Poetic Cinema is more difficult to appreciate come from. In schools Faulkner and Olson are taught in the same classes. In literature the kind of separation that is made in cinema does not exist.” – Jonas Mekas in conversation with Stan Brakhage

A clip from Mekas’ ‘Walden’

 

Brakhage’s ‘Dante’s Quartet’ – click on ‘watch on youtube’ link and watch full screen

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