VISUAL VARIATIONS

by Marie MENKEN
19.90 €
Price for individuals only.
For library and university price list,
please contact us.
add to cart

Marie Menken is a lyrical poet. The structure of Menken's filmic sentences, her movements, and her rhythms are those of poetry. She transposes reality into poetry. It's through poetry that Menken reveals to us the subtle aspects of reality, the mysteries of the world and the mysteries of her own soul. Menken sings. Her lens is focused on the physical world, but she sees it through a poetic temperament and with an intensified sensitivity. She catches the bits and fragments of the world around her and organizes them into aesthetic unities which communicate to us. Her filmic language and her imagery are crisp, clear, wondrous. There are moments in Arabesque and in Notebook that are among the most inspired sentences in filmic poetry.
-Jonas Mekas

Her hand-held camera directly capturing external light shaped into representational images on film is, at the same time, recording her whole body’s reaction to what she is seeing through that camera. She always tended, when taking pictures, to dance and, when editing those film strips, then, to capture the eye’s dance (rather than, say, some idealized stance- dance of the ‘mind’s eye’). She would hang up the strips and film and study the patterns, right, left, up, down, and splice them together as designs in Time—plenty of ideas arising in these arrangements of rhythmic Form, but no superimposed ideology.
-Stan Brakhage


CONTENT


VISUAL VARIATIONS ON NOGUCHI
1945 / n&b / sonore / 4' 00
by Marie MENKEN
GLIMPSE OF THE GARDEN
1957 / couleur / sonore / 4' 00
by Marie MENKEN
HURRY HURRY
1957 / 16mm / couleur / sonore / 4' 51
by Marie MENKEN
DWIGHTIANA
1959 / couleur / sonore / 3' 30
by Marie MENKEN
ARABESQUE FOR KENNETH ANGER
1961 / couleur / sonore / 4' 00
by Marie MENKEN
BAGATELLE FOR WILLARD MAAS
1961 / couleur / sonore / 6' 00
by Marie MENKEN
DRIPS IN STRIPS
1961 / couleur / silencieux / 2' 05
by Marie MENKEN
EYE MUSIC IN RED MAJOR
1961 / couleur / silencieux / 5' 30
by Marie MENKEN
NOTEBOOK
1962-1963 / coul-n&b / silencieux / 10' 00
by Marie MENKEN
MOONPLAY
1962 / n&b / sonore / 5' 00
by Marie MENKEN
GO GO GO
1962-1964 / 16mm / couleur / silencieux / 11' 30
by Marie MENKEN
WRESTLING
1964 / n&b / silencieux / 8' 00
by Marie MENKEN
MOOD MONDRIAN
1961 / couleur / silencieux / 5' 30
by Marie MENKEN
ANDY WARHOL
1965 / couleur / silencieux / 22' 00
by Marie MENKEN
LIGHTS
1966 / couleur / muet / 6' 17
by Marie MENKEN
SIDEWALKS
1966 / n&b / silencieux / 6' 50
by Marie MENKEN
WATTS WITH EGGS
1967 / couleur / silencieux / 2' 25
by Marie MENKEN
EXCURSION
1968 / couleur / silencieux / 5' 13
by Marie MENKEN

MORE INFORMATION


release date 2022
publisher Re:Voir
format DVD9
zone Interzone Region 0
number of disks 1
running time 109 min.