© Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970


© Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970


© Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970


© Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970

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This film is included in the following DVD:

DANCE FILMS
by Maya DEREN

MEDITATION ON VIOLENCE

by Maya DEREN
1948 / b&w / sound / 1S / 10' 00




Just as the movements of Chinese boxing are the physical “utterances” of certain metaphysical concepts, MEDITATION ON VIOLENCE is, in cinematic terms, an exploration of these concepts through the use of physical movement as a unique means of visual expression. The film begins and ends in the middle of a movement, a visual sample taken from the life that was and remains limitless. The rhythm of breathing, and the alternation between negative/positive, are maintained as the boxer approaches and moves away from the camera.

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 43,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
version restored version
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 23,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 52,00 €