Jeff Keen (born on November 26th, 1923 in Trowbridge, United Kingdom, and died on June 21st, 2012 in the United Kingdom) was a filmmaker, artist and poet. Keen created a number of paintings, drawings, sculpture and Beat poetry. He is best known for his films, in which he brings collage, animation, found footage and live action together- harmoniously coming together in a single work. Keen was an innovator and used new techniques of superimposition and editing, as well as regularly etching and degrading the film surface. His films: Marvo Movie (1967), Rayday Film (1968-1975) and Mad Love (1972-1978) were all shot with Keen’s family at friends at home, on the streets of Brighton… Keen drew inspiration from Andy Warhol’s Factory and some of the early cinema pioneers in Brighton. Although his career as a filmmaker only started when he was in his late 30s, Keen completed more than 70 films and videos.
12 films from British avant-garde filmmakers from 1960 to 1970.