3 films by Maya Deren :Experimental Films, Divine Horsemen, Dance Films
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Experimental Films :
"My purpose is to make an experimental motion picture (the physical scope of which is subject to material conditions) in which I will attempt to develop a cinematic art form, originating in the creative potentialities of the movie camera itself, and freed from the influence of other artistic idioms, such as literature, theater, the plastic and pictorial arts."
- Maya Deren, 1944
"In September 1947 I disembarked in Haiti, for an eight-month stay, with eighteen motley pieces of luggage; seven of these consisted of 16-millimeter motion-picture equipment (three cameras, tripods, raw film stock, etc.), of which three were related to sound recording for a film, and three contained equipment for still photography." Maya Deren
Dance Films:"In this film, I have attempted to place a dancer in a limitless, cinemato-graphic space. Moreover, he shares, with the camera, a collaborative responsibility for the movements themselves. This is, in other words, a dance which can exist only on films The movement of the dancer creates a geography that never was. With a turn of the foot, he makes neighbors of distant places. Being a film ritual, it is achieved not in spatial terms alone, but in terms of a time created by the camera."
- Maya Deren on A Study in Choreography for the Camera, 1945
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Four short dance films by Maya Deren For orders destined for institutional use in North America, please contact GARTENBERG MEDIA.
Meshes of the Afternoon 1943 16mm 15minAt Land 1944 16mm 16minRitual in Transfigured Time 1945-1946 16mm 16min For orders destined for institutional use in North America, please contact GARTENBERG MEDIA.
A film by Maya Deren.