A Tribute to Stan Brakhage
A Program of Stan Brakhage's Late Films, Selected and Introduced by Fred Camper
One theme of this program, and something I discussed in the introduction, is Brakhage's fascinations with love and beauty on the one hand and with death on the other. The program's two centerpieces are the long Panels for the Walls of Heaven and the complete "Lovesong" series, but some of the shorter films are equally amazing. All these films are hand-painted.
SB (One Minute for Vienna). 2002. 16mm; ½ minute; color; silent.
Micro Garden. 2001. 16mm; 4 minutes; color; silent.
Panels for the Walls of Heaven. 2002. 16mm; 31 minutes; color; silent.
Ascension. 2002. 16mm; 2 ½ minutes; color; silent.
Night Mulch (2001. 16mm and 35mm; 2 minutes; color; silent) and Very (2001. 16mm and 35mm; 4 minutes; color; silent). [Two films only available mounted on a single reel.]
Dark Night of the Soul. 2002. 16mm; 3 minutes; color; silent.
Lovesongs (2001-2002) [Released as separate films except as noted.]
This program was presented as part of the Whitney Biennial on Saturday, May 15, 2004, at 7:00 PM at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Film and Video Theater, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.