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Program 2

Stan Brakhage in Memoriam

Thursday, 5 June, 22.00h, Cinema
Sunday, 8 June, 13.30h, Cinema

PASSAGE THROUGH: A RITUAL
16mm / 00:50:00 / USA / 1990
When I received the tape of Philip Corner’s Through the Mysterious Barricade, Lumen 1 (after F. Couperin), he included a note that thanked me for my film, THE RIDDLE OF LUMEN, he’d just seen and which had in some way inspired this music. I, in turn, was so moved by the tape he sent I immediately asked his permission to “set it to film.” (Stan Brakhage)

BEAUTIFUL FUNERALS
16mm / 00:02:25 / USA / 1996
A fine example of the many handpainted films Stan Brakhage made during his life. Brakhage developed this technique, in which paint and scratches are directly applied to the filmstrip, to perfection.

STAN’S WINDOW
16mm / 00:08:00 / USA / 2003
Together with The Chinese Series, a 35mm film that was left unfinished this can be considered Stan Brakhage’s final work. ‘Stan’s Window’ is a small self-portrait made from his bed. The film has been assembled by Mary Beth Reed. Brakhage saw the camera rolls on videotape and gave her instruc- tions in writing and in person before he died.


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