List of authors organized by last name from A to M
Raphaël Bassan (born 1948) is a French film critic and journalist who has specialized in experimental film and the history of cinema. He has also made three short movies.
Robert Carlton Breer (September 30, 1926 – August 11, 2011) was an experimental filmmaker, painter, and sculptor.
"A founding member of the American avant-garde," Breer was best known for his films, which combine abstract and representational painting, hand-drawn rotoscoping, original 16mm and 8mm film footage, photographs, and other materials. His aesthetic philosophy and technique were influenced by an earlier generation of abstract filmmakers that included Hans Richter, Viking Eggeling, Walter Ruttmann, and Fernand Léger, whose work he discovered while living in Europe. Breer was also influenced by the concept of Neo-plasticism as described by Piet Mondrian and Vasarely.
After experimenting with cartoon animation as a child, he started making his first abstract experimental films while living in Paris from 1949 to 1959, a period during which he also showed paintings and kinetic sculptures at galleries such as the renowned Galerie Denise René.
Breer explained some of the reasons behind his move from painting to filmmaking in a 1976 interview:
This was 1950 or '51... I was having trouble with a concept, a very rigid notion about painting that I was interested in, that I was involved with, and that was the school of Mondrian. [...] The notion that everything had to be reduced to the bare minimum, put in its place and kept there. It seemed to me overly rigid since I could, at least once a week, arrive at a new 'absolute.' I had a feeling there was something there that suggested change as being a kind of absolute. So that's how I got into film.— Robert Breer, Transcription of 'Screening Room with Robert Breer (1976)'
Breer also taught at Cooper Union in New York from 1971 to 2001.
Born in 1957 in south of France, grew up in a French oversea « departement » named « Ile de la Réunion » in the Indian Ocean ; studied art both in France (1975/1979) and in the United States (Boston 1980/1986) where she started making film in 1982 after taking an evening film class at Massachussetts College of Art then registering full time at School of Museum of Fine Arts, majoring cinema. Returned in France in 1986 and lives since then in Paris, teaching art fulltime in a primary school and making films.
« Cécile FONTAINE works with what can be called margins, the excluded parts of cinema,, revindicating scratching, soaking, de-collage and so filmmaking passes as a primarily plastic activity, with almost no material resources, renewing at once with the first major steps of the Dadaists in their collage –principally in the works of Schwitters and especially the collage of Hannah Höch executed with a kitchen knife and the work of recycling or how to make art without having the air to have touched it. » Yann BEAUVAIS
Friedl Kubelka is an Austrian filmmaker and photographer. She makes art that is part of a larger movement known as Feminist Actionism, which is a 20th-century movement also known as Viennese Actionism, where female artists would use their sexuality to express their innermost selves on camera.
Giovanni Lista is an Italian art historian and art critic born in Italy on February 13, 1943 at Castiglione del Lago (Perugia) and now living in Paris. He is a specialist in the artistic cultural scene of the 1920s, particularly in Futurism.
An extraordinary collection of anecdotes and rare ephemera from the life of Jonas Mekas
Autobiography of Jonas Mekas in which he describes his survival in the displaced persons camps and his arrival in New York.
A book with published and unpublished texts by Jonas Mekas from 1958-2010
A book of Robert Haller's photograhpy dealing with the human form and landscapes.
A collection of essays and texts on the work of the filmmaker Alexandre Alexeïeff written by Ginnalberto Bendazzi.
A new edition of a screenplay by Isidore Isou, first published in 1953. Available only in French!
Booklet with texts by Stefano Masi.
Book written by Eugène Deslaw.