A whirl of color by Stan Brakhage.
James Stanley Brakhage (January 14, 1933 – March 9, 2003), better known as Stan Brakhage, was an American non-narrative filmmaker who is considered to be one of the most important figures in 20th century experimental film.
Over the course of five decades, Brakhage created a large and diverse body of work, exploring a variety of formats, approaches and techniques that included handheld camerawork, painting directly onto celluloid, fast cutting, in-camera editing, scratching on film and the use of multiple exposures. Interested in mythology and inspired by music, poetry and visual phenomena, Brakhage sought to reveal the universal in the particular, exploring themes of birth, mortality, sexuality and innocence.
Brakhage’s films are often noted for their expressiveness and lyricism.
Born Robert Sanders in Kansas City, Missouri on June 14, 1933, Brakhage was adopted and renamed three weeks after his birth by Ludwig and Clara Brakhage.
As a child, Brakhage was… read more
when the last cathedral ceases to exist, we shall still know what the stained glasses looked like in the wake of the destruction from the short of brakhage.
if one wonders what's the relationship of new creations with tradition, this short provides an affectionate answer. it is an imaginary documentary, an inventory of shards occurring after a fantastic blast in the future. it looks like a rescuing operation, a caring, scrupulous description of the dreary aftermath, but also a firm intuition that as long as both film and "the bible for the poor" rely on the sense of amazement derived from intersecting shape and colour, they are the same.